A recent adventure to Costco netted me a six pack of new and different wines, mostly from the South of the Equator. This particular winery came highly recommended from “the wife” as she had visited Chile while studying wine business in college and in particular, really expressed how great this winery and her experiences there were for her. Anyhow, enough with the fluffy pre-story, let’s get on with the show!
2007 Casa Lapostolle – Cuvée Alexandre – Cabernet Sauvignon – Apalta Vineyard – Colchagua Valley
The Nose: Deep dark red fruit, dark black cherry and currant, cedar overtones and tobacco box
The Nose + Soiree: Surprisingly this wine showed no difference on the nose with the Soiree.
The Taste: Rich and bountiful fruit with strong support from the tannic structure, unwinding the oak and exposing cigar humidor
The Taste + Soiree: The Soiree helps out here really bringing out the cherry fruits and maturing the sweet tobacco
The Mouth Feel: Luxurious and velvety with big tannins on the mid-palate. Long and complex finish with toasty oak and wet stone.
The Mouth Feel + Soiree: Soiree livens up this already vibrant wine, softens the tannins and moves the finish to expose more minerality.
The Color: Deep and dark brick and ruby red
The Nitty Gritty:
Grape Variety: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon 15% Merlot
Single Vineyard: Apalta Estate
Aged 10 months, 25% New, 75% Second year French Oak Bordeaux Barrels
Chile is an amazing wine region and every Cabernet Sauvignon I have had from the region has been a stellar performer, and this wine is no disappointment. I highly recommend this wine.
91 Pts. / A-