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Date Printed: 9/22/2014
Lapostolle Merlot 2002
Lapostolle Merlot 2002
(search item no. 56626)
The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 9/22/2014: $12.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 86 points
2004 The Wine News rating: 88 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 86 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Deep, intense red ruby color. Dense and attractive nose of fully ripe red fruit, with lots of plum, cherry, blackberry and jam, dominating a discreet but well integrated oak. In mouth, the wine is well-balanced, medium-bodied and harmonious, with refined and smooth tannins. A very supple and elegant wine that can be enjoyed now or cellared for a few years.
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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.