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Lapostolle Cuvee Alexandre Syrah 2006

Lapostolle Cuvee Alexandre Syrah 2006

Syrah/Shiraz from Chile, South America

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Item No. 102045
  • WS91
  • ST88
Style: Earthy & Spicy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

Color: Inky and black purple-red.

Nose: Expressive notes from Alto de Cachapoal, beginning with white and black pepper, rich meatiness and black and red fruit.

Mouth: Round and pleasant attack with rich and velvety tannins that fill the mid palate and leave a long and pleasant sensation. Some elegant oak touches come later at the finish. Very pleasant and balanced wine.

Food Pairing: enjoy with spiced meats and also stews, beef, lamb, game or boar. decant and serve at 18°C.

Critical Acclaim

"A big, broad-shouldered wine, with dark plum, blueberry, fig and warm cocoa notes that manage to stay fresh and driven through the long, velvety finish. Drink now through 2011. 2,000 cases made."
91 Points

"Deep ruby. A complex, smoky bouquet exudes blackberry, cherry compote, cola and vanilla. Lush and creamy, with open-knit dark fruit flavors that show a slightly roasted quality. The cola note resonates on a long, smooth, gently spicy finish. This is a new release and it is ready to drink."
88 Points

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Learn About Lapostolle Map ItMap It

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...

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Learn About Chile

(CHEE-lay) Long and thin, Chile has a lot of land north to south. The wine region here is a series of districts based near Santiago. The vineyards are protected by the Pacific on the west and the Andes mountains on the east. This could help explain why the climate changes more from east to west than north to south - also why the country has remained phylloxera free....

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Learn About Syrah/Shiraz

(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...

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