Casa Lapostolle Gran Seleccion Carmenere 2012, Rapel Valley

Carmenere Carmenere
Chile

$15.00 (Agent)

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Discontinued at LCBO
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Critic Reviews (2)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a deeply coloured, youthful purple carmenere that has nicely ripe floral violet, blueberry/dark plum fruit on...

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Steve Thurlow
Steve Thurlow

An elegant juicy structured Chilean red with a nose of blackberry and prune fruit with herbal and chocolate notes...

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Community Reviews (2)

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Michael Stickings
Michael Stickings

Unlike the '11, which included 6% Merlot and 5% Syrah, the '12 includes 7% Cab. But while the Cab certainly adds cassis and general depth to the mix, the result comes across very much like a Syrah-based blend from southern France given its meaty and spicy notes and overall somewhat rustic texture. That said, the characteristic Carmenère elements are present as well, notably green pepper, which is subdued but opens up with time and adds to the black pepper, blackberry, and other dark fruit. It's a bit tarry at first, then sweet, then chalky on the finish, but it's big and bold and flavourful.

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