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Date Printed: 12/28/2014
Lapostolle Merlot 2008
Lapostolle Merlot 2008
(search item no. 105097)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 12/28/2014: $14.29

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 86 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2002 Wine Enthusiast 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 ruby red in color, with a nose of red fruit and sweet spices, touches of herbs and white pepper with a very well integrated oak. The palate has very soft tannins, that evolves to a long finish and good acidity. Pleasant with just the perfect complexity.

The ideal companion for pastas, pork and grilled red meat.

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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.