Red

2005 Casa Lapostolle Cabernet Sauvignon Cuvée Alexandre Apalta Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Chile
  • Rapel Valley
  • Colchagua Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 42

  • rbc1978 Likes this wine: 90 points

    February 16, 2019 - I found this bottle in my cellar...long forgotten! When I bought a case back in 2007 I thought it was a good buy for the quality.. my surprise is that it has a better life span than I would have imagined. It has an over ribened odor and the color is dark red with browning. However the taste on the palate is still a successful Cabernet Sauvignon with dark cassis, cherry and a slightly bitter finish. All in for a $30 wine, very surprising and delicious! Interesting how a wine that was not a long term cellar has managed to be not bad after getting lost in my cellar!

  • empire80 Likes this wine: 89 points

    April 3, 2018 - Last bottle, still drinking well, consistent with my previous notes.

  • empire80 Likes this wine: 88 points

    May 28, 2015 - Not sure where thus wine is heading. Plenty of tannin and thick tar flavours abound, but fruit is quite fleeting. Needs food (rare steak?). A surprisingly good combination was with chocolate!

  • empire80 Likes this wine: 90 points

    June 28, 2013 - A hint of Bordeaux initially but rapidly morphs into a thick tarry black fruit cough linctus that I could easily mistake for a full on barossa shiraz. No matter, this is drinking very well now, either on its own or (in this case) with a steak. Not surprised so many of the young tasting notes complained of too much tannin, but this is really hitting its stride.

  • empire80 wrote: 89 points

    December 1, 2012 - As last note, but rather better - still plenty of tar and tannin but some black fruit and a long finish

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    6/29/2010 (link)

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    March/April 2008, IWC Issue #137 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type Red
  • Producer Casa Lapostolle
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation Cuvée Alexandre
  • Vineyard Apalta Vineyard
  • Country Chile
  • Region Rapel Valley
  • SubRegion Colchagua Valley
  • Appellation n/a
  • UPC Code 088110831295

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 187 (42%)
  • Consumed 256 (58%)

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