M. Chapoutier

Belleruche Côtes-du-Rhône Grenache-Syrah Blend

8.71077 ratings
8.759 pro ratings
Côtes du Rhône, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France
Syrah, Grenache
Lamb, Chocolate & Caramel, Herbs, Soft Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Turkey, Pasta, Mushrooms, Veal, Tomato-Based, Chicken, Exotic Spices, Potato, White Rice, Duck, Nuts & Seeds, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Asian Cuisine, Salads & Greens, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, Quinoa
Top Notes For
James Forsyth

Light, vibrant, fruity, delicious. This is a terrific wine for the price. I've seen it in Whole Foods across the US and Tesco in England, as about as easy to find as they come. Can't go wrong, especially the 2015 vintage as it was hard to make bad wine that year, I'm told.

Light, vibrant, fruity, delicious. This is a terrific wine for the price. I've seen it in Whole Foods across the US and Tesco in England, as about as easy to find as they come. Can't go wrong, especially the 2015 vintage as it was hard to make bad wine that year, I'm told.

Feb 18th, 2018
Jay Kline

Screw top, drop top. Half of the bottle was consumed on the first day while the remaining half was finished three days later. On day one, it was super fresh and racy...almost reminded me of cru Beaujolais. By day three, it had gained weight and complexity. Blue and red fruits, some garrigue and meat. Fresh berries and minerals on the palate. Lacking uniqueness but this was so much better after it got some air. 2015 was a very flattering vintage for the Southern Rhône and I suspect that will prove true through most of Europe. Drink after a long decant or over the next five years.

Screw top, drop top. Half of the bottle was consumed on the first day while the remaining half was finished three days later. On day one, it was super fresh and racy...almost reminded me of cru Beaujolais. By day three, it had gained weight and complexity. Blue and red fruits, some garrigue and meat. Fresh berries and minerals on the palate. Lacking uniqueness but this was so much better after it got some air. 2015 was a very flattering vintage for the Southern Rhône and I suspect that will prove true through most of Europe. Drink after a long decant or over the next five years.

Jan 8th, 2018
Andrew Lohse

Spice, musk, forest floor. Plum and a small amount of vanilla. Medium+ body. Moderately textured tannins and a long woody finish.

Spice, musk, forest floor. Plum and a small amount of vanilla. Medium+ body. Moderately textured tannins and a long woody finish.

Sep 7th, 2017
Boris Mathiszik

Nice CDR, but really nice because we are sharing the bottle with family in Paris.

Nice CDR, but really nice because we are sharing the bottle with family in Paris.

Jul 20th, 2017
Catherine Utley

Barefoot contessa likes this

Barefoot contessa likes this

5 people found it helpfulJul 4th, 2014
Philip Carpenter

Founder/Educator santabarbarawinetalk.com

7.6

Underbrush, pepper, sage, touch of lavender and wrinkled blueberries. Some acid, but rather big structure in mid palate, with a very long finish. Some subtle sweet oak notes to go along with it. Nice.

Underbrush, pepper, sage, touch of lavender and wrinkled blueberries. Some acid, but rather big structure in mid palate, with a very long finish. Some subtle sweet oak notes to go along with it. Nice.

3 people found it helpfulDec 4th, 2013
Ivonne Nill

Disapponting short finish, and plain nose/palate, probably vintage related. 2013 vintage.

Disapponting short finish, and plain nose/palate, probably vintage related. 2013 vintage.

1 person found it helpfulSep 24th, 2015
François Busnel

Le vin de copains par excellence. Servir frais sur grillades.

Le vin de copains par excellence. Servir frais sur grillades.

1 person found it helpfulJun 29th, 2015
Carter Nixon

Cracking good 2012- lots of acidity and focus. Excellent CDR Blanc.

Cracking good 2012- lots of acidity and focus. Excellent CDR Blanc.

1 person found it helpfulJun 28th, 2015
Brian London

Owner 4Play Wines

8.5

Very pure, nicely balanced wine

Very pure, nicely balanced wine

1 person found it helpfulAug 11th, 2014