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Date Printed: 11/22/2014
Lapostolle Cuvee Alexandre Merlot 2006
Lapostolle Cuvee Alexandre Merlot 2006
(search item no. 95380)
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 11/22/2014: $19.99

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
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
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:

Color: Bright and deep red ruby with a purple robe.

Nose: Apalta's vineyard fruit expression as 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.

Mouth: Powerful and deep structure that surprises. Soft and chewy palate that evolve towards a long and pleasant finish with a very well achieved balance.

Food pairing: Ready to drink now or cellar for several years. Decant before serving. 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.