Community Review

Casa Lapostolle Cuvée Alexandre Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Casa Lapostolle Cuvée Alexandre Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Colchagua Valley, Apalta Vineyard, Chile

Community Score: 4.6/5
Community Reviews: 2
 
Price: $34.95
Sweetness: Extra Dry
Alcohol: 14.5%
 
Drink: 2010-2015
Bottle size: 750 ml
Winery: Casa Lapostolle

Dan Trcka Wine Blogger rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

This medium bodied, 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon (from the Apalta vineyard that produces higher quality wines) has an intense bouquet of fruity to INTEGRATED red currant, prune, green pepper and toasted oak notes. It is tannic with dusty tannins (decant for longer than 1 hour) and the finish is medium to long with some heat (14.5% alcohol). This wine should be cellared for some time to allow further maturing and integration of its components - it should be at its best around year 2013 to 2017. My impression: BEAUTIFUL, 90 pts - the value to $ ratio is however unfavourable as for this price I can get some high quality Tuscans, after all there is no reason why Chilean wine should be this expensive. I will keep the other two bottles to evolve. Tasted Oct/10.

A side note: it was funny to see the Lang and O'Leary exchange hosting the granddaughter of Alexandre Grand Marnier.
 

  


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