M. Chapoutier

M. Chapoutier

Les Meysonnieres Crozes-Hermitage Syrah 2013

Deep, deep purple with medium garnet undertones and a wide brim. Pretty classic Rhône nose full of violets and red and blue fruits slowly giving way to cracked black pepper and earth. So much lighter than I was expecting because I’ve been drinking so many domestic Syrahs lately. There’s absolutely nothing cumbersome going on here. Silky and smooth on the tongue with a nice streak of spice running throughout. Much more on the easy drinking side of Crozes-Hermitage with some underlying power. Dark cherries, blackberries, baking soda, and milk chocolate on the palate with a ton of smoke coming in later. French Syrah really is where it’s at. — 7 days ago

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Trixie

Trixie

Have a good day! Nice review!🍷

Louis M. Martini

Sonoma Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

On Wednesday nights “The Local” in Minneapolis north loop sells full bottles at cost. Great value. This 2015 was a great less full bodied Cab with nice hint of cherry. — 8 hours ago

M. Chapoutier

l'Ermite Ermitage Syrah 2000

Mid to dark ruby in colour with a tawny edge. Lovely perfume with roasted meats, dried flowers, and earthy notes. With time in decanter more barnyard cowyard notes developed, but in no way was this Brett. On the palate ultra savoury but also quite sweet initially. Soft resolved Tannins and ready to drink. Not unlike a top Burgundy with more fire power. After about 6 hours it had developed tarry aromas with coal dust and liquorice. Loved this wine. Usually have our top wine of the week at Sunday lunch. This matched well with Roast Pork. — 21 days ago

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M Cellars

Lake Erie Noiret

One of my favorite wines. Peppery yet jammy. Good on it’s own. Better with some cheese. Perfection with a steak. — 3 hours ago

Domaine Billaud-Simon

Chablis Vaulorent 1er Cru (M)

Beautiful fruit and finish. — 2 hours ago

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M. Chapoutier

Le Méal Ermitage Syrah 2003

Dark scarlet tawny, almost opaque. Strongly scented. Notes of kirsch, dark soaked cherries, blue fruit, herbs, and some pine wood. Powerful in the mouth. Almost over the top. A bit hot and Port-like, and a bit too stewy to enjoy unless accompanied with something like cheese to tone it down. Representative of the vintage, but not my preferred style. — 21 days ago

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M. Chapoutier

Monier de La Sizeranne Hermitage Syrah

Solid Northern Rhône red. A bit of barnyard on the nose. Smooth on the palate. Still young, with good dried aged fruit, earth, and tobacco. Meaty and some spice. — 2 hours ago

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'M' Riesling

Incredible Riesling for $20 — 16 days ago

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