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Blanc Crozes-Hermitage 'Petite Ruche' Aoc Mo M. Chapoutier Tain Frankreich Côtes du Rhône Septentrionale Chapoutier Michel 2005

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M. Chapoutier:
The name CHAPOUTIER is present in the Rhône Valley since 1808. In 1879, the distant ancestor Polydor CHAPOUTIER was the first to begin to buy vines, thus moving from the status of wine-grower of an estate to that of a viticulturist, a wine producer and a businessman. The pioneering spirit was already present in the family.

Member Reviews for Blanc Crozes-Hermitage 'Petite Ruche' Aoc Mo M. Chapoutier Tain Frankreich Côtes du Rhône Septentrionale Chapoutier Michel

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Snooth User: cyril
127774374
3.50 5
02/07/2010

Color not so dark, shiny. Discreet nose on the red fruits (gooseberry). Good in palate, without heaviness or warmth of alcohol. A touch of spices and licorice. Nice acidity without aggressive tannins.


Snooth User: joshwoodward
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4.50 5
05/15/2009

Rich, but not overdone. Elegant. Red-black cherry. Complex. Medium+ body. Better with food, great solo. $58


Snooth User: joshwoodward
129954234
3.50 5
05/15/2009

Light. Round. Light tannin and acid. Cherry, plum.


Snooth User: mallard
95079137
3.50 5
11/09/2008

Smooth and definitely ready to drink now


Snooth User: jddnyc
695646
2.50 5
07/08/2008

Good, fresh wine... the Jaboulet was better of the '05 vintage.


Snooth User: compostod
766772330
3.00 5
04/02/2013

Three glasses


External Reviews for Blanc Crozes-Hermitage 'Petite Ruche' Aoc Mo M. Chapoutier Tain Frankreich Côtes du Rhône Septentrionale Chapoutier Michel

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
10/08/2011

This is a well known name in the wine industry, owning wineries throughout the Rhône Valley One can pretty much guarantee a good wine from this family. This Rhône is predominantly Grenache, grown in clay and sandy soil, in an arid climate. The produces a wine with peppery dry cherry fruit and great flavor. A great wine; look for the bottle with a Braille label.


External Review
01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesDeep purple. Complex and subtle, blackcurrant, plum, followed by roasted coffee, cinnamon, cherry, morello cherry and licorice. Peppery flavors with nuances of sage, rosemary and red fruit.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
10/08/2011

Juicy and pure, with the vintage's textbook flavor profile of raspberry and licorice, backed by a graphite hint on the finish. Drink now through 2007.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
10/08/2011

The 2006 Cotes du Rhone Belleruche is a strong effort in this vintage from Michel Chapoutier. The wine is already delicious, showing notes of plum, black currant, and cherry in a straightforward, fruity style with good body and seductive aromatics. It is a blend of 80% Grenache and 20% Syrah and should drink well for 4-5 years.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
10/08/2011

A blend of Syrah and Grenache, if offers aromas and flavors of berries and cherries, tangy underlying acidity, fine elegance and finesse, and a floral, fruity quality. Pure and refreshing, it is best drunk over the next 2-3 years.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
10/08/2011

Chapoutier appears to be building more stuffing into his bottom line Côtes du Rhône as evidenced by the 2000 Belleruche. A blend of equal parts Syrah and Grenache, it exhibits a deep ruby color as well as a sweet nose of black fruits, licorice, herbes de Provence, and earth. Tangy acidity provides definition and crispness to this medium-bodied, fruit-driven effort. It should drink well for two years.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
10/08/2011

Soft and plummy, a wine of medium body that tastes a bit mature, with forest underbrush, fresh mushrooms and wet earth. Turns quite chewy and tannic on the finish. Drink now through 2005.


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