Original
34 Ratings
Casa Lapostolle Merlot Cuvee Alexandre Apalta Vineyard

Wine Details

Varietal

Merlot

Style

Red

Wine Description

(2003 Vintage) Deep, dense red ruby color. Complex and attractive nose of blackberries and cherries. Notes of black chocolate, black pepper and toast. This wine has a full palate with explosive richness, fleshy cassis and black cherry fruit, and nicely, integrated oak. Smooth tannins give this vintage of Cuvee Alexandre Merlot a solid and well-structured frame, finishing with character. The wine can be enjoyed now, but will gain in complexity and harmony with appropriate cellaring. "Heavy on the toast, with ...

Expert Reviews
  • Wine Spectator
    (2009 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/17/2012