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.
Medium-deep garnet colour. Medium-pronounced nose of stewed fruit, fig, prune, mushroom. Dry with low acid, low-medium tannin, medium body. Red fruit and dark chocolate on the palate. Medium-good length. 100% Grenache, organic.
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Medium red-ruby. Aromatic, wild aromas of redcurrant, leather, smoke and game. Juicy, firm-edged flavors of smoky red fruits. Bright and fairly tannic but not especially deep.
Chapoutier's Châteauneuf-du-Pape, La Bernardine may be outstanding. It is drinking even better from bottle than it is from cask. Chapoutier feels it is his finest since the 1900, which he still rates as superior, followed by the 1995. The 1998 exhibits a deep plum/garnet color, and a big, smoky nose of dried herbs, black cherry jam, plums, and licorice. There is excellent concentration, considerable quantities of spice box on the flavors, a dense, chewy mid-palate, and a long, moderately tannic finish. It can be drunk now as well as over the next 12-15 years.
The real taste of Châteauneuf in a ’99 — this is a good effort in this vintage. Leather and game, curried grilled meat and smoke, plum and blackberry, all in a fresh, intense package. But it turns a bit harsh and tannic on the finish. Drink now through 2007.
The real taste of Châteauneuf in a '99--this is a good effort in this vintage. Leather and game, curried grilled meat and smoke, plum and blackberry, all in a fresh, intense package... Wine Spectator. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 1999 Chapoutier Chateauneuf du Pape la Bernardine 750ml
The real taste of Chandacirc;teauneuf in a andrsquo;99 andmdash; this is a good effort in this vintage. Leather and game, curried grilled meat and smoke, plum and blackberry, all in a fresh, intense package. But it turns a bit harsh and tannic on the finish. Drink now through 2007.
The 1997 Châteauneuf-du-Pape, La Bernardine (100% Grenache) exhibits a Provençal herb, kirsch, licorice, cherry and spicy-scents nose. Medium to full-bodied, soft, and round, with heady alcohol in the supple finish, it will drink well young, and keep for 5-7 years.
Chapoutier's Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Bernardine is one of the more successful and denser wines for the 1996 vintage. Made from yields of 15 hectoliters per hectare, the wine boasts a deep ruby color, a spicy, herbes de Provence, peppery, earthy nose, sweet cherry fruit flavors, medium to full body, and surprising density and length for a 1996. La Bernadine will be accessible upon its release, yet last for 10-15 years, atypically long for a 1996 Châteauneuf-du-Pape.
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