80 year-old vines do a Cabernet some good! The highly recommended Lapostolle Cuvée Alexandre Cabernet Sauvignon from Chile.
85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Carmenere from 80 year-old vines in the Condor de Apalta vineyard in Colchagua Valley, Chile. The wine is aged 14 months in French oak barrels (17% new, 35% second use and 48% third use).
Sample submitted for review. The Lapostolle Cuvée Alexandre Cabernet Sauvignon has an SRP of $25 but is available for as low as $17. Previous vintages have been spotted at Costco. It is imported by Winebow.
Lapostolle Wines are french in essence, chilean by birth. Created by Domaines Bournet-Lapostolle, producers of fine wine and spirits since 1827, Lapostolle is the result of our unique experience of craftsmanship and french know-how acquired during seven generations. This classic expression of a Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced entirely from a unique 80-year-old Single Block of non-irrigated vines from our famous Apalta Estate. Elegant & expressive, with notes of ripe fruit supported by a velvety palate and an enduring finish.
The aroma on the 2018 Lapostolle Cuvée Alexandre Cabernet Sauvignon sucks you right into the glass. It opens with lots of dark fruit and well-integrated baking spice along with some beautiful floral notes. Tasting reveals a smooth and lush Cab with lots of ripe, juicy, rich fruit plus plenty of spice, cola, licorice, a little bit of mint, a touch of chocolate and just a hint of a herbal green note. It really opens up nicely after a couple hours in the glass. With great depth of flavor this is a tremendously tasty Cab. It ends dry, slightly grippy and very long with all the flavors from the palate lingering for quite a while on the finish.
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