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Date Printed: 10/24/2014
Lapostolle Cuvee Alexandre Cabernet Sauvignon 1998
Lapostolle Cuvee Alexandre Cabernet Sauvignon 1998
(search item no. 23928)
Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
PRICE ON 10/24/2014: $20.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1999 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Very intense ruby red color. Intense and complex bouquet of red and black berries, cassis and plums, mixed with spicy and oaky notes. The wood is discreet and well integrated, respecting the purity of the fruit. In the mouth, this full-bodied wine combines elegance and strength with spicy and sweet fruity characters, great balance and long finish.
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About Lapostolle:

Lapostolle was founded by Alexandra Marnier Lapostolle and her husband Cyril de Bournet in 1994. The Marnier Lapostolle family, founders and owners of the world-renowned liqueur Grand Marnier, is famous for producing spirits and liqueurs, but the family has also been involved in winemaking for generations. In creating Lapostolle, the family has pursued the same uncompromising approach to quality that make Grand Marnier a global success. Its objected is as simple as it is ambitious: to create world-class wines using French expertise and superb terroirs of Chile. Today, Lapostolle owns 370 hectares in three different vineyards and produces a total of 200,000 cases spread over Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Carmenere and Syrah. Lapostolle is distributed in more than 60 countries around the world.