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! — 5 hours ago
Dark purple in color with a short purple rim.
Light nose of blueberries, currants, plums, oak, licorice, spices, espresso, red candy, cola, vegetables, leather, earth, black tea and black pepper.
Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry on the palate with plums, currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, smoke, tobacco leaf, vegetables, vinaigrette, herbs, spices, dark chocolates, coffee and black pepper.
Long tangy finish with firm tannins and tangy cranberries.
This is a young Syrah from Northern Rhône. Nicely balanced with a nice mouthfeel and nice complexity.
Good by itself or with food. Better after 2 hours of airtime when it shows the tannins.
Still young and needs another 5 to 10 years of additional bottle time.
I paired it with cheeses and light appetizers, but it was really good with Brie cheese.
100% Syrah grapes were aged in French oak barrels for 6 months.
13% alcohol by volume.
$30. — 8 days ago
Vintage 2011 this has developed beautiful: half transparant colour, velvety approach on the tongue. Tremendous good smell of flint, stable and red fruit, vannila and cedar. Peppers, of course a lot of Peppers. Paired with ribeye from the bbq, makes me very happy. — 2 days ago
Terrific nose. Raspberry coulis, granite and smoke. Feral and floral and a terrific sense of wild. Palate is bright and juicy with lovely mineral grip and granitic lift. Refined and elegant like the best 2016’s. Big structure this time but also top finesse. Best to wait 2-3 years. — 5 days ago
Smoky, meaty, peppery, dark fruited Syrah. Barnyard, damp earth and black tea.
On the more modern side of the spectrum in its adolescence, but nowadays, as a grown-up, it’s starting to show a more gentle and nuanced personality.
I do not reach RP/Jeb-scores, but this certainly is a 93 in my book.
— 11 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. — 4 days ago