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M. Chapoutier "Les Arenes" Primeur Cornas Rouge Vallée du Rhône France 150.00 2006
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It had an offensive nose. Very bitter. Not a good wine.
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.
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.
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.
floral good balance, some crispyness, nice delicate white fruits aromas very nice with lobster ravioli
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
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
External Reviews for M. Chapoutier "Les Arenes" Primeur Cornas Rouge Vallée du Rhône France 150.00
More structured, tannic, and backward than the open-knit 1989 and 1990, the 1988 Vieux-Telegraphe exhibits a healthy dark ruby color, and a subdued but spicy nose of red and black fruits, earth, and Provencal herbs. Medium to full-bodied, restrained but concentrated, this should turn out to be a long-lived Vieux-Telegraphe, lasting through the first 5-6 years of the next century. It is less flattering to drink than either the 1989 or 1990, so readers may want to drink the two younger vintages while waiting for the 1988 to soften.
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.
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.
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
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.
Packed, in a brawny, muscular style atypical for this lush vintage, with a gravelly undertow to the currant paste, braised fig and dark licorice notes. Picks up even more steam on the finish, with grilled mesquite, mineral and garrigue notes and a long, hot stone-filled finish. Best from 2010 through 2030.
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.
Food Pairings for M. Chapoutier "Les Arenes" Primeur Cornas Rouge Vallée du Rhône France 150.00
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.
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