Casa Lapostolle Gran Seleccion Sauvignon Blanc 2012, Rapel Valley

Sauvignon Blanc Sauvignon Blanc
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Critic Reviews (4)

Julian Hitner
Julian Hitner

Pale lime in colour, the 2012 Casa Sauvignon Blanc reveals dried gooseberries, green apples, lemon, and a hint of...

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Steve Thurlow
Steve Thurlow

A hefty dose of sulphur mars the nose which shows apple and lemon aromas plus some cabbage tones. It has a rich...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a fairly soft and actually rather dilute sauvignon with typical guava, lime and herbs, but the aromas are...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

A simple, mildly fruity-herbal example of sauvignon, neither grassy nor tropical fruit flavoured, just straight down...

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Community Reviews (5)

Edward Rasiulis
Edward Rasiulis

Straw in colour with medium+ intense nose.

A nice change from the typical New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs

Positives: This easy drinking wine features pear, lemon, with some gooseberry & limestone. Medium body with good acidity a long length.

Negatives: None

Drink now on its own or cellar it for another 2 years. Pair it with red snapper ceviche.

Tasted: 11 June 2013

Best Buy

Score: 8.5+/10, Value: 9/10 Total: 19/20

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 3.5+

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Krista Lamb
Krista Lamb

With green apple, citrus, peach and flint on the nose, good acid, a bit of bite and less fruit on the palate than on the nose, this was definitely different than a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. I liked the minerality and found this one to be a refreshing, subtle sipper.

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Jason Solanki
Jason Solanki

From the LCBO General List and always available, the 2012 version has herbaceous, citrus, lemon rind, butter aromas of medium intensity. Palate is medium-bodied and extra dry with unexpected pear and butter notes. Nice acidity with a lingering finish that shows hints of spice. Also contains 8% Semillón and 2% Sauvignon Gris. Easy drinking and food friendly. Tasted June/2013.

All wines from the Lapostolle Tasting:
http://www.winealign.com/user-list/cono_sur/2013-06-11-lapostolle-tasting

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Dan Trcka
Dan Trcka

The Casa Lapostolle Sauvignon Blanc 2012, with added 8% Semillon and 2% Sauvignon Gris, is intensely aromatic with notes of green apple, citrus and light mineral notes. It is an extra dry, medium bodied, fruit forward wine, with forward acidity, subtle - lees imparted tannins and a medium, heavier and warm finish. It is food friendly; drink now to 2015/16. My impression: NOTHING SPECIAL, 86 pts. Tasted privately with Charles de Bournet Marnier Lapostolle in June/13.
See my wine recommendations readily available at the LCBO here:

http://grapeselections.com/grapeselections

or here @
http://www.winealign.com/wino/dantrcka/recommended-wines-you-can-still-buy

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Ben MacPhee-Sigurdson
Ben MacPhee-Sigurdson

Mineral, lemon-lime, grapefruit and mineral notes are obscured by a sulfur note that doesn't seem to blow off here. There's decent intensity on the light-bodied palate from the citrus notes and some chalkiness that's nice, but the wine suffers a bit because of the sulfur. Possibly worth a re-visit with some time.

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