Casa Lapostolle Cuvée Alexandre Chardonnay 2011, Atalayas Vineyard, Casablanca Valley

Chardonnay Chardonnay
Casablanca Valley, Chile

$24.95 (947937)

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90 pts
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October 13, 2012

Critic Reviews (3)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Here's a well balanced, refined and classy example of Chilean chardonnay, with restrained but noted wood influence...

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Julian Hitner
Julian Hitner

The finest white I’ve tasted from Casa Lapostolle to date, the 2011 Cuvée Alexandre Chardonnay is both delicious and...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This organically grown chardonnay has a ripe, classic and complex nose of corn cob, toffee, tobacco and brioche....

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Community Reviews (4)

Jason Solanki
Jason Solanki

Made with organic grapes, quite aromatic with smooth and pleasing butter, apple and pear. Creamy and oily on the medium-full bodied frame, and lovely aroma replays. Balanced, long finish. Good acidity for pairing with food. Very nice! Tasted June/2013.

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Edward Rasiulis
Edward Rasiulis

Light gold in colour with medium+ intense nose.

A nice balance between oak, fruit and minerality.

Positives: Light to medium toasted oak featuring lemon drops, pears, peach, buttered popcorn, a touch of honey and limestone. Full body with good acidity and a fairly long length.

Negatives: None

Drink now on its own or cellar it for another 5 years. Pair it with roasted turkey.

Tasted: 11 June 2013

Best Buy

Score: 9/10, Value: 9/10 Total: 18/20

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4

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Krista Lamb
Krista Lamb

Named after the creator of Grand Marnier, Cuvee Alexander is a lovely gold colour and has lots of oak, with buttered popcorn, honey and creamed corn on the nose, as well as tropical fruit and pear. I’m not a huge fan of oaky Chardonnay, but I liked this. There was tropical fruit on the palate and a good, round mouth feel.

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Dan Trcka
Dan Trcka

The Casa Lapostolle Cuvée Alexandre Chardonnay 2011 was made with organically and biodynamically grown grapes from the Atalayas vineyard that subsequently were fermented and aged in French Oak for 8 months. It has captivating aromas of pear, light minerality, butter and subtle oak as well as light hint of roasted coffee beans. It is a medium bodied, extra-dry, integrated wine with checked acidity, soft tannins and a long, slightly hot finish. Food friendly or a stand-alone sipper; drink now - 2018+ (screw cap enclosure). My impression: NICE to BEAUTIFUL, 89 pts - well crafted wine for fans of Chardonnays lightly imparted by oak and reasonably priced. Tasted privately with Charles de Bournet Marnier Lapostolle in June/13.
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