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Casa Lapostolle

The Marnier Lapostolle family, creator of Grand Marnier, the world famous French Liqueur, founded Casa Lapostolle winery in 1994.

Casa Lapostolle's mission is to produce world-class wines. The meticulous adherence to traditional French winemaking techniques, combined with high tech facilities and the renown Chilean soil and climate have made Casa Lapostolle the premium leader from Chile.

Casa Lapostolle is owned by the great-granddaughter of Grand Marnier's founder, however don't expect any citrus-flavored wines. Rather, expect dry, full-flavored examples with a touch of French flare.

The Rapel Valley is one of the hotter wine regions of Chile and is known for producing full red wines. Casa Lapostolle Merlot has what is considered typical aromas: ripe blackberry, plum, black pepper, earth and a pinch of roasted green bell pepper. The nose also picks up elements of boysenberry, mulberry and spice.

The first thing you recognize on the palate is a very smooth texture, carrying a ripe, and spicy vanilla. The flavors are similar to what's found on the nose -- mulberry, blackberry -- and are backed by mild to medium acidity and mild tannins. The finish is very earthy and a touch hot.

Overall it is a very flavorful wine with good complexity. Why not try one today.