Casa Lapostolle Cuvée Alexandre Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 Wine Review

Casa Lapostolle Cuvée Alexandre Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Colchagua Valley, Apalta Vineyard, Chile
Community Score: 4.6/5
Community Reviews: 2
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Product #: 947929
SAQ Product #: 10767053


 
Price: $34.95
Alcohol: 14.5%
Drink: 2010-2015
Sweetness: Extra Dry
Bottle size: 750 ml
Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Casa Lapostolle
Agent: Diageo Canada Inc.
More Vintages: 2011  2010  Add New Vintage 
 
Natalie's Score: 93/100

Vintages Wine Panel: Casa Lapostolle is the only Chilean winery to have the talents of international wine consultant Michel Rolland at its disposal. This muscular Cabernet is handpicked from the same 60-year-old vines as the winery’s flagship wine, Clos Apalta. Big and brawny, it’s full of blackberry, raspberry, cocoa and toasty oak flavours, with firm tannins and a long finish. Decant an hour before serving or cellar for 2-4+ years. My note: So smooth and long, takes you in gently… a killing-me-softly with gorgeous flavour and texture. Full-bodied with a deeply satisfying finish. Loaded with ark fleshy fruit.

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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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