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M. Chapoutier "Les Arenes" Primeur Cornas Rouge Vallée du Rhône France 150.00 2006

Winemaker's Notes:

This deep, ruby red colored wine has a medium body, good concentration, fine balance and ripe tannins. Its intense fruit aroma is dominated by violets, tobacco and blackberries wonderfully highlighted by oak notes.

Member Reviews for M. Chapoutier "Les Arenes" Primeur Cornas Rouge Vallée du Rhône France 150.00

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Snooth User: Cheese and Grapes
201091439
1.00 5
08/31/2009

It had an offensive nose. Very bitter. Not a good wine.


Snooth User: Wolle
2034221,410
3.00 5
08/26/2009

Rating 85 .Somehow disappointing. Strong vegetal nose and taste. Tannins slightly bitter. Full body long finish. Smell is to annoying for me to warrant a better rating.


Snooth User: judgelog
34584868
3.00 5
12/28/2009

I found this Cab a bit restrained, with no hard edges. Very soft tannins, a pleasant nose, and controlled fruit with some nice herbal notes. Very easy drinking.


Snooth User: Stephen
4793
3.00 5
06/25/2007

I had this with dinner a few weeks ago. Overall this is an OK wine. There were good citrus flavors as well as some tropical fruit, but for me it was a bit too grassy. I know the southern hemisphere produces a lot of grassy SB, but I have had some from this region (Casablanca Valley) that were not quite so overpowering.


Snooth User: Olivier
28906500
4.00 5
11/17/2008

floral good balance, some crispyness, nice delicate white fruits aromas very nice with lobster ravioli


Snooth User: MarioRobles
92120467
5.00 5
03/06/2009

It's a big wine, elegant, enough fruits to carry the American Oak (?), white pepper, you almost need cutlery to get through the wine... 92/100


Snooth User: MarioRobles
92120467
4.00 5
02/28/2009

Amazing handling of French oak... so present yet so elegant... nectarine, pineaple, apple, tinges of citrus... some malolactic fermentation and lees... which give the very elegant buttery characters... it is a hybrid of old and new world... would suit charcoal grilled scallops with citrus/cream sauce... 91/100


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External Reviews for M. Chapoutier "Les Arenes" Primeur Cornas Rouge Vallée du Rhône France 150.00

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

The 2007 Vieux Teacute;leacute;graphe may be the greatest wine made at this property since the 2005 and 1998. Dense ruby/purple-tinged with an exquisite nose of salty sea breezes, licorice, ground pepper, jammy black cherries, black currants, figs, and plums, this is a full-bodied, rich, Provenccedil;al-styled offering with lots of sweet, ripe tannin. It is surprisingly accessible for a Vieux Teacute;leacute;graphe (this wine normally shuts down several years after bottling), but it should have great longevity (25+ years) given its power, full-bodied mouthfeel, and enormous length and richness. This is a brilliant effort form brothers Freacute;deacute;ric and Daniel Brunier.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Glass-staining ruby. Highly pungent bouquet offers black fruit compote, olive and floral qualities, along with a slightly high-toned quality that recedes with air. The palate-coating, deeply concentrated cassis and blackberry flavors display a slow-mounting spiciness. Pretty powerful for a wine from this estate, showing more heft and dark fruit character than usual. The finish is broad, velvety and impressively persistent. Longtime fans of this propertyrsquo;s usually elegant style might not be over the moon for this winersquo;s virility.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
03/26/2013

The 2006 Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf du Pape, which is aged only in foudre and bottled with minimal clarification, is a more masculine, muscular effort than most 2006s. Its dark ruby/purple color is followed by notions of the sushi seaweed wrapper, nori, interwoven with incense, lavender, pepper, and copious quantities of black cherry and raspberry fruit. Medium to full-bodied, with moderate tannin, and good structure as well as depth, it will benefit from 3–4 years of bottle age, and should keep for 15 or more years.


External Review
05/18/2011

Medium red. Cherry, roasted herbs, earth, licorice and an almost exotically sweet note of marzipan on the nose. Supple in the mouth, with notes of pepper and woodsmoke. Seems fresher that the '97, but this is not at all dominated by its acids. Finishes with very good length, and tongue-coating but supple tannins.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

The elegant 2000 Vieux Telegraphe La Crau possesses 14.8% alcohol, along with a deep ruby/purple color, charming, rich, fruitiness, and firm tannin in the finish. With loads of freshness, copious quantities of pepper, seaweed, and black fruit characteristics, and a distinctive minerality, this full-bodied, sweet 2000 requires 2ndash;3 years of cellaring; it should age well for 15ndash;16 years. Anticipated maturity: 2005ndash;2018.


External Review
05/18/2011

A beautiful wine is the 2005 Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf du Pape. A saturated dark ruby, it offers up notes of seaweed wrappers (nori) intermixed with truffle, black raspberry, cherry, and some black currant, pepper, and iodine. Fleshy, full-bodied, with good acidity, moderately high tannins, and a long, rich finish, this wine will require 2-4 years of bottle age then drink well for close to 20 years.


External Review
05/18/2011

Glass-staining ruby. Highly pungent bouquet offers black fruit compote, olive and floral qualities, along with a slightly high-toned quality that recedes with air. The palate-coating, deeply concentrated cassis and blackberry flavors display a slow-mounting spiciness. Pretty powerful for a wine from this estate, showing more heft and dark fruit character than usual. The finish is broad, velvety and impressively persistent. Longtime fans of this property's usually elegant style might not be over the moon for this wine's virility.


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Tasting Notes:

Yellow . Luscious tropical fruit and juicy grapefruit rounded out with soft vanilla and hazelnut notes. Wonderful fruit flavours, pleasant acidity and sweetness. Elegant and beautifully balanced.

This deep, ruby red colored wine has a medium body, good concentration, fine balance and ripe tannins. Its intense fruit aroma is dominated by violets, tobacco and blackberries wonderfully highlighted by oak notes.

Closure: Cork


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