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Date Printed: 4/24/2014
Lapostolle Cuvee Alexandre Merlot 1999
Lapostolle Cuvee Alexandre Merlot 1999
(search item no. 23952)
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 4/24/2014: $20.49

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2002 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2002 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2001 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
1998 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 85 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Dense and attractive purple color. Very intense and complex nose of blackberries and cherry fruits, intermixed with black chocolate and pepper notes. A mouthfilling wine, with explosive richness, nicely integrated oak, smooth tannins and very 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.