Blanc Crozes-Hermitage 'Petite Ruche' Aoc Mo M. Chapoutier Tain Frankreich Côtes du Rhône Septentrionale Chapoutier Michel 2005
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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 a... Read more
Light. Round. Light tannin and acid. Cherry, plum. Read more
Rich, but not overdone. Elegant. Red-black cherry. Complex. Medium+ body. Better with food, great solo. $58 Read more
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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.
Light. Round. Light tannin and acid. Cherry, plum.
Rich, but not overdone. Elegant. Red-black cherry. Complex. Medium+ body. Better with food, great solo. $58
Smooth and definitely ready to drink now
Good, fresh wine... the Jaboulet was better of the '05 vintage.
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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.
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.
Nice pebbly, minerally undertow in this red, with blackberry and red currant fruit followed by tar and floral notes. Well-structured finish. Drink now through 2007.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dietary Information: Organic
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