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Lapostolle Cuvée Carmenère 2012, Chile

The Lapostolle Cuvée is a blend of 96% Carmenère and 4% Merlot. An expressive and intense nose, ripe black fruit aromas, spicy notes, bitter chocolate with well integrated oak. It is balanced and elegant with a velvety texture, and medium tannins. Buy two bottles, and cellar one for a few years. If it is important to you this wine is organic. Will be the perfect companion with a well seasoned Angus steak.

LAPOSTOLLE WINERY

Lapostolle was founded by Alexandra Marnier Lapostolle and her husband Cyril de Bournet in 1994. The Marnier Lapostolle family, founders and owners of the world-renowned liqueur Grand Marnier, is famous for producing spirits and liqueurs, but the family has also been involved in winemaking for generations. In creating Lapostolle, the family has pursued the same uncompromising approach to quality that made Grand Marnier a global success. Its objective is as simple as it is ambitious: to create world-class wines using French expertise and the superb terroirs of Chile.

Shelf Price: $26.79