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Casa Lapostolle

Owned by the Marnier Lapostolle family, famously known for their production of Grand Marnier, Casa Lapostolle proudly stands by their proclamation of: “French in Essence, Chilean nun Birth”. After their success in France, the family wished to continue in their successful alcoholic beverage productions by procuring a vineyard in Apalta, located in the Colchagua winegrowing region in Chile. The climate, as well as terroir, having never been infected with phylloxera, draws more and more prominent French winemakers to take up land. The vines are traced back to original cuttings from France, pre-phylloxera, allowing them to grow to significant age. The wines are expertly made and prove to be undeniably delicious!

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2005
1 In Stock
750ml
JS95–97
WS96
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Tasting Notes

JS95
This is a wine that is very layered and beautiful with blackberries, dark chocolate and hazelnut character. It's so polished and pretty now. This was the Wine Spectator Wine of the Year in 2008 and it's wonderful now.
WS96
Wine of the Year #1 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2008 Since its outstanding debut 1997 vintage, Casa Lapostolle's Clos Apalta bottling has helped to establish Chile as a premier red-wine region. Owner Alexandra Marnier-Lapostolle and her team created a blend of Chile's distinctive Carmenère variety, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from the estate's oldest vines in Colchagua's Apalta sub-valley, then kept refining: fermenting in smaller lots, hand-destemming berries and constructing a gravity-flow winery. All this came to fruition in the long, warm, dry 2005 vintage, easily Chile's modern best. Marnier and new winemaker Jacques Begarie blended in 4 percent Petit Verdot for the first time, adding aroma and color. Rich and velvety, the 2005 Clos Apalta should reward cellaring. The wine's price has remained relatively modest through the years.

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