M. Chapoutier Chateauneuf-du-Pape "La Bernardine" Rouge 2009
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.
External Reviews for M. Chapoutier Chateauneuf-du-Pape "La Bernardine" Rouge
Ruby-red. Alluring red berry and floral scents are lifted by a spicy quality. Juicy and perfumed on the palate, with fresh raspberry and cherry flavors picking up weight with air. Finishes spicy and focused, with a lingering note of candied anise.
A graceful, silky style, with a core of blueberry and raspberry fruit that hangs in reserve while notes of anise, spice bread and roasted vanilla caress the edges. The polished finish lets the fruit and spice notes hang nicely. Best from 2012 through 2022.
Performing extremely well, the 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape La Bernardine (100% Grenache) exhibits copious aromas of bay leaf/bouquet garni, sweet cherry jam, licorice and hints of new saddle leather, earth and pepper. With medium to full body, velvety tannins and more concentration than one normally sees in this cuvee, this cement-aged red should drink well for 10+ years.