M. Chapoutier Syrah Blend Coteaux du Tricastin Château des Estubiers 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.
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Even better is the 2009 St.-Joseph Les Granits. Its opaque purple color is followed by notes of powdered rock blueberry and blackberry liqueur ink and graphite. An enormously endowed full-bodied effort with laser-like focus it should drink well for 15+ years. Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.
The 2009 Ermitage Le Meal Blanc exhibits more exotic tropical fruit (mango orange blossom and nectarine) as well as white currants. Very intense with slightly lower acid than l Oree and a rounder more corpulent fleshy mouthfeel this mind-boggling white Hermitage admirably demonstrates why in the late eighteenth century Thomas Jefferson wrote in his diary that white Hermitage was the greatest dry white wine made in France. Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.
The ease of this wine’s vibrant dark cherry fruit is directly counter to the firmness of the stones underneath, holding the wine in an intriguing tension. A blend of 80 percent grenache with syrah, it feels earthy and real, a pleasure to drink with duck and white beans.
The 2009 La Ciboise red displays straightforward, medium-bodied black cherry fruit intermixed with garrigue, licorice, and earth. It is an attractive wine that, like the Marius, could be served slightly chilled.
Silky and round, with dark plum, cherry and spice notes laced with judicious toast on the finish. Fresh and balanced. Grenache and Syrah. Drink now.