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Lapostolle Cuvee Alexandre Apalta Vineyard Syrah 2010

Syrah/Shiraz from Cachapoal Valley, Rapel Valley, Chile
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Ruby red color. Intense ripe fruit with cacao aromas and spices such as black pepper, anise and cardamom. On the palate, there is a nice fruit expression with velvety tannins and refreshing acidity. This Syrah also has a long lasting finish.

An ideal companion for game and lamb well seasoned dishes.

Critical Acclaim

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JS 95
James Suckling
One of the top syrahs of Chile, it has intense granite and dark berry character. Full-bodied, with racy tannins and a long finish of nutmeg, fruit and stones.
WS 92
Wine Spectator
A well-spiced style, offering an engaging floral aroma, with ripe dark fruit flavors that are deep and rich. Presents notes of mocha and chocolate midpalate, with a plush, seductive finish of dark cherry, Asian spice and cream. Very seductive.
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Lapostolle, , South America
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 objective 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.

Appreciated for superior wines made from indigenous varieties, Austria should be on the radar of anyone who loves bright, elegant wines. These food-friendly, cool-climate reds and whites are quintessentially European in style with racy acidity, moderate alcohol, and tart, fresh fruit flavors. Austrian wines are prized for their near-uniform dedication to excellence, and it is now difficult to find a bad bottle.

Rather than joining in on the worldwide trend to plant international varieties, Austria has chosen to stake its reputation mainly on its native grapes. Grüner Veltliner, known for its racy acidity and vegetal and peppery aromatics, is the most important, comprising nearly a third of Austrian wines. Riesling in Austria is high in quality but not quantity, planted on less than 5% of the country’s vineyard land. Unlike their German counterparts, Austrian Rieslings are almost always dry, with higher alcohol, slightly lower acidity, and flavors that lean more toward the citrus end of the fruit spectrum. Field blends of these two grapes along with Pinot Blanc and other white varieties known as Gemischter Satz are popular for daily consumption in Vienna. Red wines include light, tart-fruited Zweigelt, juicy and spicy Blaufränkisch, and Pinot-Noir-like Saint Laurent.

FED556140_2010 Item# 123407

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