Lapostolle Cuvee Alexandre Cabernet 2019 (Chile) Rated 94JSMore from Lapostolle
James Suckling Review
Rated 94 Points
Very pretty currant, blackberry and floral aromas and flavors. It's medium-to full-bodied with firm, silky tannins and a chewy finish. Give it two or three years to soften.
Wine Advocate Review
Rated 92 Points
I was surprised by the varietal purity of the 2019 Cuvée Alexandre Cabernet Sauvignon despite being blended with some 9% Carmenere, 4% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot, which probably adds complexity and more Bordeaux character to the bottled wine. But it also has Chilean character, balsamic and round, with good acidity and pungent flavors. It fermented with indigenous yeasts and matured in French oak barrels for 16 months. It's quite classical.
Rated 91 Points
The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Cuvée Alexandre also includes Carménère (9%), Cabernet Franc (4%) and Petit Verdot (1%) from Apalta, Colchagua, and was aged for 16 months in French barrels, 25% of them new. On the nose it presents dried plums, cherries and mint over an expressive bed of spices in which white pepper mingles with cigar box aromas. In the mouth, it begins with a lush flourish of grippy tannins that won’t be truly polished for a little while. A compact, elegant and potent wine.
Wine tasting Notes
Intense and deep red color with purple edges. Expressive and intense with cassis and black currant aromas. Elegant with round and persistent tannins, with fresh cherry along with a light toast flavor.
85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 5% Carmenere