Chapoutier family dates back to the early 19th century when current owner Michel Chapoutier’s great-, great-, great-grandfather Marius purchased estate and some vineyards in the now famous village of Tain l’Hermitage in Northern Rhône Valley. Ripe red berry fruit aromas. On the palate, this wine displays cherry and blackberry fruit with earthy notes, and a bit of crushed rock. Tannins are soft and savory, good balance, ending with a lingering mineral finish. Nice! — 2 days ago
SHIRAZ baby!!! This is Terlato and Chapoutier 2013 Lieu-Dit Malafoff Shiraz from Australia of coarse. One of the best Shiraz wines I have ever had! Dark berries up front and a spicy chocolate cigar in the middle. The finish is very mild on the dry factor and leaves a thirst for more. It has Earth tones and a slight tartness on the end of the mid palate. I could chew this wine in my mouth it is so thick on the palate. Damn good wine !!!!!! I will buy more of it for sure! — a month ago
Needs a bit of air to open up. Still young, fresh and vibrant. Perfumed nose of fruits and a tiniest bit of game blood. Fruit and minerals on the palette with refreshing acidity and soft grained tannins. This performs better than I anticipated. Good QPR! — 14 hours ago
Drank 4/14/17. Decent pairing with chicken sausage and lentils.
Big nose of raspberry bramble, cherry, underbrush, and Blackberry liquer. Red fruits on the palate, with herbs, spice, and cherry. Medium to firm tannins on the finish, dominated by red fruit. A touch hot. I beleive WA went like 96 pts on that. Can't quite get there, but a nice wine for the price (roughly $27).
4/22/8/3/4 + 50 = 91 Pts. — 12 days ago
The bouquet is fruity and sweet, yet the taste is full, deep, slightly tart, with an oak finish. Really enjoyable!! — 8 days ago
Full-bodied with hints of Black Cherry and Cassis. Enjoyed it with homemade lasagna. Perfect! — 9 days ago
Beautiful. Sour cherry, damson, soft resolved oak. Some tangy green notes with a lovely haunting depth of fruit. Bacon and black cherry. Not too ripe, rich or anything but very, very balanced. Great stuff. Long and vivid and memorable. — 5 days ago