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Date Printed: 10/26/2014
Lapostolle Cuvee Alexandre Merlot 2005
Lapostolle Cuvee Alexandre Merlot 2005
(search item no. 90271)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 10/26/2014: $21.99

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
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
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1999 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
1998 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 85 points

Winemaker's Notes:

85% Merlot, 15% Carmenere

Color: Bright and deep ruby red with a purple robe

Aroma: Apalta Vineyard's fruit expression at its best. Plums, cherries, blackberries and blackcurrant with sweet spices coming from elegant French oak aromas. Black spices from the Carmenere gives a unique and complex addition.

Palate: Powerful and deep structure that surprises. Soft and chewy palate that evolves toward a long and pleasant finish with very well-achieved balance.

Ideal companion for meats and elaborate dishes.

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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.