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Date Printed: 10/21/2014
Lapostolle Cuvee Alexandre Syrah 2004
Lapostolle Cuvee Alexandre Syrah 2004
(search item no. 88563)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 10/21/2014: $38.99

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
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2002 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Color: Intense and dark, inky purple with deep purple shades.

Nose: Powerful, rich aromas of jammy red and black fruits & berries. Meaty qualities of bacon fat balanced against spice & floral qualities towards the end with framing notes of nutmeg and vanilla from the well integrated oak. Overall, very complex and attractive.

Mouth: Concentrated & very well balanced with soft, velvety tannins lingering in the mouth. Very rich mid palate and a long finish.

Food Pairing: Goes very well with rich red meat such as lamb, beef and wild boar.

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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.