Superb air minerality. Honeycomb, honeysuckle, huge airiness. Dense, ethereal and layered nose. Wow. This smells like Hermitage. So refined and elite. Palate is incredibly rich and pure. So much energy. Also very very young. Acid is intense as is the finishing minerality. Superb elegance. So well knit and textured. Juicy and so so so mineral. Nimble. Shows it’s old vine breeding. So intense and sappy. Wonderful wine. Treat this like white hermitage. Wait 5-7 years.
9.3 to 9.5 on Day 2.
Sleek aromas of mineral, layered minerals. Huge Marsanne minerality. Yellow fruits, what balance, concentration and juiciness. Sick texture. How pure. Awesome. Amazing depth. This is brilliant. Nimble, long, energetic and mineral. Stunning.
— 9 days ago
17’Powell & Son Roussanne Marsanne.
Callum Powell convinced his father to make this wine. Happy he did so.
This is a 70%-30% blend.
FROM THE WINERY-
“The Roussanne Marsanne shows notes of butterscotch, honeyed citrus, stone fruit, white florals and apricot kernel. The palate is shows creamy phenolic texture, though not in the slightest part oily. Flavours of stone fruit and honey abound with light lemony acid to maintain the long finish. The wine finishes with white peach and subtle savoury ham hock, with persistent phenolics driving to the end of the palate.”
FYI- They have 2 $750 dollar Shiraz. Had to take a double look.😳 — 22 days ago
Gorgeous s. French white. Delicate and wispy-textured, peach focused with a slatey backbone and salty finish. Understated and very very pretty. A great discovery, especially in the context of how little attention is paid to whites in the region. Best at cellar temp. Obviously young and improved steadily with a bit of air time — 13 days ago
Interesting to have seen this against the Keller. It seems pretty unfair, for me at least, to have pitted a Marsanne against a Riesling, but there's surprisingly more similarities here than I'd like to admit. They were both highly intense, strongly herbal, almost-exotic in their fruit profile, and ungodly in length. Of course I preferred the Keller's striking incisiveness, but there's a certain elegance in the smoky minerality of the Chapoutier that's quite alluring. This is undoubtedly a RP100 - rich, oily, concentrated, and very full. Finishes deeply warming with a nutty bitter touch. Surprisingly, I actually liked this. Went well with our Chinese banquet. — a month ago
Funky, dark, delicious. Slightly sweet and peachy. Good with chips and salsa the day after a wedding. — 20 days ago
I love Clape and this wine is impressive for what it is, but it’s not my style. For me, it’s slightly oxidized just to the point of not being refreshing. Then again, even with low acidity, it manages to linger and linger on the palate. For the nose, nuts and dried white flowers galore. — 17 days ago
A pleasent wine , my best so far of this kind. — 18 days ago