The 'Cuvée Alexandre' Carmenère is a fantastic showing from Lapostolle. This Carménère includes 5% Syrah and spent 12 months in 15% new , 23% second use and 62% third use French oak. It begins with aromatics of ripe blackberries and dark currants woven together with tobacco, spices, loam and hints of bell pepper. On the palate this is full-bodied and structured with nicely polished, muscular tannins and layers of ripe dark fruits that carry over on to the finish leaving a lasting impression. The 'Cuvée Alexandre' Carmenère is consistency an excellent release from Lapostolle and the 2015 is no exception. Overall, an excellent value, which should certainly drink well upon release.