Lapostolle Cuvée Alexandre Apalta Vineyard Syrah 2009

Lapostolle Cuvée Alexandre Apalta Vineyard Syrah 2009


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Color: Intense inky red color with purple shades. Nose: Elegant, solid and complex nose with red and black fruit and rosemary aromas. Lovely integration. Palate: Polished tannins with and elegant texture, very round mid palate and more black fruit at the finish. Very long persistence in the palate. Service and Food Pairing: 16ºC to 18°C (60°F to 64°F). Ideal companion for game and lamb well seasoned dishes.
Category Red Wine
Region Chile, Colchagua
Brand Lapostolle
Alcohol/vol 14.1%
  • we91

Wine EnthusiastExotic, attractive aromas of blueberry, cardamom and sandalwood get this Syrah off on the right foot. It feels concentrated and jacked up, with fully ripe, creamy flavors of blackberry, cassis and pastry. This is a chewy, layered, dense and jammy New World Syrah ready to drink now-2014.

Michael Schachner, September 2012
  • ws91

Wine SpectatorA luscious red, offering a violet aroma and flavors of dark plum, dried beef, anise and dried blackberry. Presents minty notes midpalate, with a long finish, revealing chewy tannins behind the sandalwood and toast accents. Drink now through 2017. 1,248 cases made.

Kim Marcus, 2014
  • wa86

Wine AdvocateThe 2009 Cuvee Alexandre Syrah Apalta is aged in French oak barriques for 22 months. The nose is lacking a little presence, perhaps a little subdued by the oak, at the expense of expressing varietal character. The palate is oaky on the entry with grippy, dry tannins and a slight attenuation towards the finish. This is a case of a wine trying too hard. Drink 2013-2017.

Neal Martin, December 2012

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