Friday, January 10, 2020

Lapostolle Carmenere Cuvee Alexandre

Chile's Dinosaur Grape Carmenere
After being desimmated to the point that it was presumed extinct by the Phylloxera epidemic that hit Europe in the late 19th Century, Carmenere has found a new home in Chile. While it was originally mistaken for Merlot, Carmenere has become one of Chile's most distinct varietals. We are excited to offer one of Chile's best Carmenere

2016 Lapostolle Carmenere Cuvee Alexandre...$23.99
I love how the leafy complexity of dried sage, pine cones and forest floor combines with earth and paprika, but then with very fresh fruit, such as blueberries and citrus. Medium to full body, chewy and grainy tannins and a bark-laden finish. Drink in 2023.
Rated 94/100 James Suckling

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