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Lapostolle - Grand Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Information

  • Country: Chile
  • Wine Region: Rapel Valley
  • Wine Maker: Michel Rolland & Jacques Begarie
  • Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Grape Percentage: 90% Cabernet Sauvignon; 4% Cabernet Franc; 3% Syrah; 2% Merlot and 1% of Petit Verdot.
  • Alcohol Percentage: 14.1%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now -2022
Duty/Vat Paid
WS: 86 (2012) WE: 86 (2011) Misc: 88 Stars (2011)

Wine tasting notes

Intense purple inky color. Expressive aromas of ripe red fruit with delicate hints of sweet spices. Cedar and tea leaf at the finish. Fresh attack and a medium body. Finishes with very juicy tannins.

Winery Information

Lapostolle

Lapostolle was originally a joint French and Chilean operation, and is well known to UK wine drinkers, even though it was only established as recently as 1994. The Marnier-Lapostolle family, the French half of the original partnership, are probably best known for the Grand Marnier liqueur...

Expert Reviews

Wine Spectator (2012)86 pts

Nov '14 - A savory red, showing white pepper and green herbal accents to the dense core of dark fruit flavors. Mocha and chocolate accents emerge on the fleshy finish.

Wine Enthusiast (2011)86 pts

Heavy, baked aromas of black plum, berry and rubber are dense and chunky. This is big, grabby and tannic in feel, with grapey flavors of blackberry and earthy tobacco. A minty, round, soft finish is plump and grabby. — M.S. (9/1/2013)

Miscellaneous (2011)88 stars

Tasting Panel - "Dark and rich with lush texture, spice and chocolate; bright plum and cassis with herbs and good acid structure. "

Vinification Notes

All the grapes were harvested by hand in small cases of 14 kilos and carefully transported to the winery. We obtained clean and pure fruit with strict quality control thanks to the state of the art technology our brand new optical berries selection. Then all the grapes were gently macerated with a very delicate extraction, obtaining elegant structure, beautiful aromas and impressive color. Fermentation lasted about 2 weeks in stainless steel tanks, utilizing native yeast. After maceration 100% of the wine was aged in 225 lt. French oak barrels; most of them used.