M. Chapoutier

M. Chapoutier

"Le Pavillon" Ermitage Syrah 2005

Shay A
9.4

Lots of fun bottles were popped at Al’s hosting this past weekend for his birthday celebration. All were served blind. 1 sparkler, 2 whites, 6 reds and 1 dessert wine.

Fantastic showing. Unmistakably Rhône. It smells of charred potpourri, spicy rhubarb and tea leaves. On the palate, it was light and nimble with a decidedly black pepper like finish. I was very confident this was southern Rhône CdP as I didn’t get any smoked meat or iron type notes like I typically do with northern Rhône. Just a hint of sweetness in the black cherry core to bring out the acidity and smooth the tannins. I called this southern Rhône CdP from the mid 2000s.
— 16 hours ago

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M. Chapoutier

Les Vignes de Bila-Haut Côtes du Roussillon Villages Red Rhone Blend 2017

Ruby burgundy color. Jammy and fruit forward with berries and some spice. Smoky and a hint of umami. Rhubarb and strawberry. Tart cherry pies. Nice acidity with a hint of wet rubber or something in the palate. A tasty and unique southern red. — a month ago

M. Chapoutier

l'Ermite Ermitage Marsanne 2011

Shay A
9.4

Lots of fun bottles were popped at Al’s hosting this past weekend for his birthday celebration. All were served blind. 1 sparkler, 2 whites, 6 reds and 1 dessert wine.

This was tough. Most were between Rhône or Cali chard. Had a distinct waxy pineapple trait to it. It walked a razor thin line to where it was almost mineral driven but the fruit was too pure. Gained more sea salt honey notes as it opened. Viscous. Rounded profile but the oak was always in the very back. Notes are consistent from the last time I tried this a few months ago. I called this Peter Michael Chardonnay from 2010.
— 16 hours ago

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Alex Lallos

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These are so rich. I wish they had more acid
Shay A

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@Alex Lallos : Definitely rich in style. I could get on board with them having a touch more acid, but these are consistently captivating for me (likely because I’m not drinking enough white Rhône’s).

Te Whare Ra

'M' Riesling

Just loving NZ Riesling - lovely stonefruit, peach, mineral element — 14 days ago

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2017 Vintage
Trixie

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Haven't had NZ riesling. This would be nice. 😃

J-M Seleque

Solessence Nature 7 Villages Champagne Blend 2016

Bright straw yellow colour with golden reflections. The nose opens with fragrant notes of white fruits and flowers, citrus scents and hint of bread dough. Nicely dry, soft finish, well balanced, elegant but also substantial. — 3 days ago

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@Shawn Thompson Cheers 🥂
Trixie

Trixie

So nice!🥂

M. Chapoutier

Domaine de Bila-Haut Occultum Lapidem Côtes du Roussillon Villages Latour de France Syrah Blend 2011

Dark and delicious. A little musk. Decanted per recommendation. 2011 vintage. — 9 days ago

M. Chapoutier

Brune et Blonde Côte-Rôtie Syrah 1988

Color is fading from brick to orange, mature aromas of saddle leather, meat and some smoke, just a lovely older Cote Rotie, time to drink up. — 25 days ago

M. Chapoutier

Croix de Bois Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2011

Alex Lallos
9.2

Dusty cherry, sous Bois and some hoisin on the nose. Very pure. Perfectly aged and ready to rip. Yummm with meat stew and braised vegetables — a month ago

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Anatolikos Vineyards

M fine Mavroudi wild fermented dry red 2016

Суперсочно, черная смородина, ликер, краска, гвоздика, какие-то еще нежные специи. Элегантно, сочно, кислотно, отличные танины. Клевый.

This is Anatolikos Vineyards Fine Mavroudi wild fermented 2016
— 4 days ago

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