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Chapoutier & Cie Chateauneuf du Pape la Bernadine Rouge 2008

Winemaker's Notes:

"This shows some of the vintage's raisinlike edge and slightly angular acidity, but the core of mulled damson plum, blackberry and sweet tobacco soon takes over, with more than enough flesh for balance. Then the mineral and shiso leaf notes chime in for added length and range. A fantastic effort that's true to the character of the vintage....94" WS 11/10

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  • 2008

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Winery: M. Chapoutier
Color: Red
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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.

"This shows some of the vintage's raisinlike edge and slightly angular acidity, but the core of mulled damson plum, blackberry and sweet tobacco soon takes over, with more than enough flesh for balance. Then the mineral and shiso leaf notes chime in for added length and range. A fantastic effort that's true to the character of the vintage....94" WS 11/10

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