Lapostolle Grand Selection Merlot 2017

Lapostolle Grand Selection Merlot 2017

 

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Lapostolle
Grand Selection Merlot 2017
  • Vintage : 2017
  • Country : Chile
  • Region : Rapel Valley
  • Subregion
  • Type : Red
  • Style Fruity Medium Bodied
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcohol : 13,5°
  • Grappes : 85% Merlot, 10% Carménère, 4% Syrah, 1% Petit Verdot

Elegant, complex and aromatic on the nose, full of red fruit and sweet spices. Medium-bodied with an elegant, juicy mouthfeel; long and round on the finish.

Experts Score Vintage
JS James Suckling 92 2017
More information on wine critics and ratings

"All the grapes were harvested by hand in small cases of 14 kilos and carefully transported to the winery. We obtained clean and pure fruit by our state of the art optical selection. Then all the grapes were macerated up to 4 weeks to extract structure and colour.

During maceration, the fermentation lasted about 2 weeks in stainless steel tanks, at 28-30° C, utilizing native yeast. After maceration 50% of the wine was aged for six months in second and third use French oak barrels to add an extra layer of complexity. The result is great fruit expression with a smooth and pleasant palate."

Color: Deep ruby red color with purple hints.

Nose: Expressive and complex nose with expressions of ripe red fruit and spices.

Palate: Round texture, with fresh and juicy tannins, pleasant and long finish.

Service and Food Pairing: Serve from 16° C (60° F) to 18° C
(64° F). The ideal companion for pastas, pork and grilled red meat.

James Suckling (JS) : 92 Points (2017)
There’s a dark-berry and olive aroma nuance to this. Full body, chewy yet soft-textured tannins and a dry and tight finish. Needs some time to soften. Already delicious, but better in two or three years.

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Lapostolle Grand Selection Merlot 2017 Reviewed by James Suckling 19-01-2021 . Score: 4.5