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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Dietary Information: Organic
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