M. Chapoutier

M. Chapoutier

Barbe Rac Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2011

Alex Lallos
9.2

Beautifully evolved cdp. I always prefer this to croix de bois. Lovely ruby color with aromas of red plum, kirsch, fig, anise and baking spices. A little bit of dusty earth as well. On the palate it is suave and not aggressive in the least. I am really beginning to prefer the less ripe and flamboyant vintages like 2011 and 2006. This is a prime example — 12 days ago

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M. Chapoutier

Belleruche Côtes-du-Rhône Grenache Blend Rosé

Take a bit of time to open up, herbal and earthy notes shine with the fruit, bright and refreshing. Cherry and watermelon, bright acid, herbal minerality, strawberry on finish. — 2 months ago

M. Chapoutier

Les Granilites Saint-Joseph Blanc Marsanne 2005

17- still good fruit, adequate acidity, good length. But a bit past peak. — 24 days ago

M. Chapoutier

l'Ermite Ermitage Syrah 2012

A beautiful red from Rhone valley! One of my favourite French reds. — 25 days ago

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M. Chapoutier

Les Greffieux Ermitage Syrah 2001

So much better than the Jaboulet from a couple of days ago. This is fantastic: smoke, vanilla, brine, game, so expressive. On the palate, lovely acidity, cocoa powder, blackberry, pepper, brambles. Soft tannin on the surprisingly spritely finish. — 18 days ago

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M. Chapoutier

Chante - Alouette Hermitage Blanc Marsanne 2010

Great bottle to celebrate our last night out for a long time. — 17 days ago

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9.4

M. Chapoutier

Les Vignes de Bila-Haut Côtes du Roussillon Blanc Grenache Blanc Blend 2017

Red wine from the Languedoc-Roussillon region of the vineyard of Bila-Haut from M. Chapoutier.

Wine has very deep concentration, with a very garnet color and shows signs of rim variation. Staining occurs medium to heavy, and has evidence of gas in my opinion.

It’s like a volatile acidity, yet has a moderate intensity with a devoting age assessment. It is coming to see earth character, but also cherry and black currant.

It’s a very off-dry wine, yet shows some signs of sweetness when you leave the bottle open for a while. In my opinion, the wine is not bitter at all, has Med+ tannin and same for acidity. It’s not entirely full bodied, perhaps of the ages and the decanting (not necessarily needed as the age range is between 1-3 years and the 2017 now, is a perfect companion.
— 11 days ago

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M. Chapoutier

"Les Granits" Saint Joseph Syrah 2006

Smoke, bacon and black fruits. Getting to the end of the plateau here — a month ago

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M. Chapoutier

Shays Flat Vineyard Tournon Shiraz 2012

This is drinking extremely well now. Very nice nose of berries and some hints of tobacco. Mouth watering juicy palette of cherries, spices and uplifting acidity. Good structure with long aftertaste and playful tannins. — a month ago

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