Tasting Note                         

88+    2007  Casa Lapostolle  Cuveé Alexandre Merlot Apalta Vineyard (Colchagua Valley)   6/23/12 ($20)

 85% Merlot, 15% Carmenère 
Color: Deep purple garnet. (3.0) Bouquet: Tannin and cedar complement tangy black raspberry, dried blackberry and elegant eucalyptus with a touch of sulfur. (3.0) Body: Excellent tannins that are slightly fierce, but met by excellent fruit, but needs time to integrate. (3.0) Flavor: Leather and some game complement the fruit and tannins. A bit austere at present. (2.5) Finish:Long and intense, but tannins add some bitterness. (3.0)
Overall: Spicy, firm tannins and the black raspberry/black cherry fruit to meet. Has a firm St. Estephe-like style. Also shows subtle eucalyptus and game. I like its structure and intensity. (14.5)

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