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Date Printed: 8/20/2014
Lapostolle Cuvee Alexandre Syrah 2002
Lapostolle Cuvee Alexandre Syrah 2002
(search item no. 77579)
Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 8/20/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Deep, intense black purple color. Explosive nose with plenty of red fruit flavors and undertones of smoky bacon and spice. Toasty notes imparted by the oak ageing complement the fruit. On the palate the wine is very dense, with a full, smooth mouthfeel. The tannins are round and refined, leading to a long, velvety finish. A full-flavored wine of great personality to drink now or be cellared for many years.
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About Lapostolle:

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 make Grand Marnier a global success. Its objected is as simple as it is ambitious: to create world-class wines using French expertise and superb terroirs of Chile. Today, Lapostolle owns 370 hectares in three different vineyards and produces a total of 200,000 cases spread over Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Carmenere and Syrah. Lapostolle is distributed in more than 60 countries around the world.