Lapostolle Cuvee Alexandre Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Cabernet Sauvignon from Chile, South America

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Item No. 102970
  • WE89
  • WS88
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.3%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:
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Winemaker's Notes

Color: Deep inky red with purple hints.

Nose : Intense red fruit aromas, cassis and red currant combined with light touches of tobacco and Provence herbs. Very good oak and fruit balance.

Mouth: Intense attack followed by juicy and round tannins. Good acidity, well balanced with structure and a long finish.

Pairing: Ready to drink now or cellar for several years. Decant and serve at 16-18°. Ideal companion for meats and elaborate dishes.

Critical Acclaim

"A lush, extracted Cab with lead pencil, wood shavings, burnt toast and thick black fruit aromas. There's no shortage of body and boldness, but it is kind of thick and soupy, and also fairly tannic. Flavors of roasted berries, rubber and fig paste are rich but somewhat short on complexity."
89 Points

"Rock-solid, with a juicy core of raspberry and boysenberry fruit laced with briar, sweet spice and toast notes. Fruit pumps out nicely on the finish. Drink now."
88 Points

Learn About Lapostolle Map ItMap It

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...

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Learn About Chile

(CHEE-lay) Long and thin, Chile has a lot of land north to south. The wine region here is a series of districts based near Santiago. The vineyards are protected by the Pacific on the west and the Andes mountains on the east. This could help explain why the climate changes more from east to west than north to south - also why the country has remained phylloxera free....

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Learn About Cabernet Sauvignon

(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...

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