2014 Lapostolle Cuvee Alexandre Merlot
World Merlot Day! Who would have thought that such a thing existed, well, it does and we want to shout load and celebrate!
Merlot is such a wonderful grape variety and although we would love to temp you with a luxury example from its homeland in Right Bank Bordeaux (think Petrus), where it plays a vital role as the prominent varietal in the blend, we've decided to venture somewhere further afield, Chile. This wonderful county does produce a lot of Merlot and its important to seek out good examples and spend that little extra.
We've chosen the 2014 Lapostolle Cuvee Alexandre Merlot as our fine example to celebrate World Merlot Day 2020.
With a complex and intense nose packed with red and black fruit such as raspberry and blueberries, this wine flows beautifully into secondary aromas of dark plums and cacao. A rich, dense and opulent wine brimming with succulent, ripe, black fruits with hints of chocolate and Asian spices. A velvety tannin structure, fine balance of acidity and a very persistent finish, make this our go-to Merlot for 2020.
Lapostolle Wines was founded by Alexandra Marnier Lapostolle and her husband Cyril de Bournet in 1994. Alexandra is a member of the renowned family that has been dedicated for several generations to the production of high-quality spirits and wines.
Today, Lapostolle Wines is recognized throughout the world for its quality and its extraordinary ability to express the Chilean terroir. The company owns 370 hectares in three different vineyards (Casablanca, Cachapoal and Colchagua) and produces a total of 200,000 cases annually. The wines are distributed in more than 60 countries worldwide.
Rich & Complex
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Tastes & Tones
2014 Lapostolle Cuvé Alexandre MerlotA beautiful “Bordeaux Style” Merlot from the Clochagua Valley in Chile. Lots of crunchy red fruit with herbaceous notes on the nose followed by a palate full of soft ripe red and black fruit, velvety structured Tannins and great length.
The Colchagua Valley is one of Chile’s best known wine regions. It was named the ‘World’s Best Wine Region’ in 2005 by Wine Enthusiast Magazine and is known for its full-bodied red wines crafted from Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carménère and Syrah. Located 180 km south of Santiago, the Colchagua Valley occupies the southern part of the larger Rapel Valley.
Colchagua vineyards run from the Andes Mountains in the east to the Coastal Range in the west.