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.
Light. Round. Light tannin and acid. Cherry, plum.
Smooth and definitely ready to drink now
Good, fresh wine... the Jaboulet was better of the '05 vintage.
Two and a half glasses
External Reviews for Crozes-Hermitage les Meysonniers M Chapoutier Rhône France
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A charming petit Bordeaux with lovely currant and cherry fruit, some delicate spice, and beautiful, silky texture, this pure, mid-weight wine is already delicious and best drunk over the next 1-3 years.
Dark, chewy notes of black cherry, game and tobacco are lively and well integrated, feeling sophisticated and silky. The fruit's subtlety and complexity sets this wine apart, its components harmoniously balanced.