96WS "A gorgeous wine that deftly balances polished cassis, dark cherry reduction and blueberry notes on a compact frame. This is structured, with silky tannins lining the long finish that lingers on with hints of apple wood, spice box and underbrush. Carmenère, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. Best from 2014 through 2020" - Wine Spectator, 96 points!
"On the nose, young, opening towards ripe and expressive red fruit, such as plums, red cherries, dry figs and mocha notes. Sweet spices such as vanilla and clover touch towards the finish. On the palate, with a concentrated structure, this wine has a around and packed attack followed by a pack of velvety and polished tannins filling the mid palate and a ripe and rich long lasting finish." - Winery
78% Carmenere, 19% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Petit Verdot.
Lapostolle was founded by Alexandra Marnier Lapostolle and her husband Cyril de Bournet in 1994. The Marnier Lapostolle family, founders and owners of the world-renowned liqueur Grand Marnier, is famous for producing spirits and liqueurs, but the family has also been involved in winemaking for generations. In creating Lapostolle, the family has pursued the same uncompromising approach to quality that made Grand Marnier a global success. Its objective is as simple as it is ambitious: to create world-class wines using French expertise and the superb terroirs of Chile. Today, Lapostolle owns 370 hectares in three different vineyards and produce a total of 200.000 cases spread over Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Carmenère, and Syrah. Lapostolle is distributed in more than 60 countries around the world.
2009 vintage had a winter with more rain than average with a total rainfall of 730 mm. Conditions during spring were good so bud breaking was 10 to 15 days earlier in Apalta than previous years. Spring was very dry with just 19 mm of rainfall within these 3 months, allowing nice flowering conditions. Summer had high maximum temperatures with windy and cool nights, which let the grapes ripen very fast, allowing us start harvest several days before regular date but also showing an amazing potential for making high quality wines.
Regional Red Blend Trophy - Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2012.