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Casa Lapostolle Cuvée Alexandre Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 Wine 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

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Price: $34.95

Drink: 2010-2015

Bottle size: 750 ml



 

Alcohol: 14.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Casa Lapostolle

Agent: Diageo Canada Inc.

Product: 947929

Product: 10767053

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.

This was reviewed October 2, 2010 by

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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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