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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
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


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


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

External Review
05/18/2011

This is dense and chewy, but not tiring to drink, thanks to fresh acidity and an edgy, gravelly feel that drives the blackberry, currant and sweet spice notes. The long finish has great briary grip, with notes of garrigue and hot stone checking in. Best from 2010 through 2030.


External Review
05/18/2011

A very grippy style, with lots of sweet tapenade, tobacco, hot stone and braised chestnut notes weaving through a core of dark currant and fig fruit. There's a nice twinge of lavender on the structured finish. For the cellar. Best from 2010 through 2028.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
06/19/2013

Deep red. Raspberry, kirsch and cured meat aromas are complicated by garrigue and hot stones. Nicely focused red fruit flavors possess impressive sweetness and very good depth, finishing with excellent sweetness and length. Note that “La Crau” is always stated on the label and that this is the only cuvee labeled as Vieux Telegraphe.


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

Medium red-ruby. Warm, inviting aromas of smoky red fruits, tobacco and black pepper. Bright and gripping on entry, then juicy and brisk on the middle, with slightly medicinal red fruit, mineral and tobacco flavors and somewhat clenched tannins. A restrained Chacirc;teauneuf thatrsquo;s currently hiding its flesh. But has a classic structure for aging.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

A very grippy style, with lots of sweet tapenade, tobacco, hot stone and braised chestnut notes weaving through a core of dark currant and fig fruit. Thereandrsquo;s a nice twinge of lavender on the structured finish. For the cellar. Best from 2010 through 2028.


External Review
05/11/2009

Opaque ruby core, slightly lighter rim. Bold aromas of herbal tinged blueberry and raspberry notes. Concentrated, juicy dark fruit flavors with decent acidity finishing with a tart cranberry note, herbs and a touch of mocha. John Perry. A Proprietary Blend wine from in Chile. 2006 Santa Rita Merlot Reserva 750ml


External Review
05/18/2011

When Châteauneuf-du-Pape became France's first AOC, in 1936, Vieux Télégraphe had already been in operation for nearly 40 years. Today, brothers Daniel and Frédéric Brunier farm the domain's 173 acres located in the appellation's famed La Crau sector. The wine is a blend of 65 percent Grenache with 15 percent each of Syrah and Mourvédre and a dash of Cinsault, Clairette and others, all sourced from vines averaging 60 years of age.


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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.

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