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Casa Lapostolle Cuvee Alexandre Syrah 2005

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Lapostolle has introduced a new Cuvée into the family. This is an intense herbal, leathery Shiraz with floral, scented overtones. It has cedary tannins and crisp acids for a taut structure and the extra oak dimension gives a toasty depth and rich finish.

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Lapostolle:
Lapostolle was founded by the legendary family behind Grand Marnier. Alexandra Marnier-Lapostolle brought French winemaking practices to Chile, where she was a pioneer in leading the development of fine quality wines. The winery uses organic and biodynamic practices, and the wines are consistently rated 90+ points. Most recently, Wine Enthusiast named Lapostolle “New World Winery of the Year” in 2008.

Editorial Reviews for Casa Lapostolle Cuvee Alexandre Syrah

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,847
4.00 5
01/19/2009

Spicy and herbal at first the nose opens to reveal wonderful notes of soil and dried herbs framing the ripe, dark berry fruit. Restrained in the mouth yet fully ripe with nicely captured fruit that offers compelling depth but a lively natural feel that does not obscure the cool, composed, complex character of the wine. A lovely wine for consumption over the next several years. 2009-2014


External Reviews for Casa Lapostolle Cuvee Alexandre Syrah

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Dark, but pure and focused, with espresso-tinged tannins carrying the dark plum, briar, fig cake and bittersweet cocoa notes. Long, muscular finish is fine-grained and should cellar nicely. Drink now through 2010.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/19/2009

The 2005 Syrah Los Kuras Vineyard "Cuvee Alexandre" is a saturated purple color with alluring scents of meat, game, bacon, and blueberry. Layered, ripe, and full-flavored on the palate, this lengthy wine will reveal greater complexity with another 2-... Robert Parker. A Syrah wine from Rapel Valley in Chile. 2005 Casa Lapostolle Syrah Cuvee Alexandre 750ml


External Review
04/18/2013

If a blast of thick but classy oak doesn’t bother you, then this single-vineyard wine comes highly recommended. It gets better with every minute of air, and along the way you get aromas of charcoal, mint, licorice and berries, which are followed by flavors of blackberry, prune cake and molasses. This modern, ripe, eminently drinkable Syrah weighs in at 14.5% alcohol.


External Review
09/23/2011

"Casa Lapostolle Syrah Alexandre Cuvee 2005 is of deep purple with notes of black red hints. This wine is attractive


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

If a blast of thick but classy oak doesnandrsquo;t bother you, then this single-vineyard wine comes highly recommended. It gets better with every minute of air, and along the way you get aromas of charcoal, mint, licorice and berries, which are followed by flavors of blackberry, prune cake and molasses. This modern, ripe, eminently drinkable Syrah weighs in at 14.5% alcohol.



Lapostolle has introduced a new Cuvée into the family. This is an intense herbal, leathery Shiraz with floral, scented overtones. It has cedary tannins and crisp acids for a taut structure and the extra oak dimension gives a toasty depth and rich finish.

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