2010 Robert Parker 95-97
These Chapoutier wines are sometimes reviewed by my colleagues David Schildknect in his Languedoc-Roussillon report and Lisa Perrotti-Brown in her rev...
Colour : great dark garnet-red.
Nose : the first nose is quite closed with a dominant of graphitic, leather, and then intense aromas of pepper, black fruits and scrubs.
Mouth : the attack is rich, dense.
Then the wine is fleshy and solar.
The final is sappy served by delicate tannins and a great freshness.
Syrah, Grenache and Carignan.
The vineyard is located on Gneiss and schistous soils from the Devonian Period and limestone from Kimmeridgian Period.
Grapes are hand-harvested.
Extraction is only carried out by punching of the cap during a long maceration (at least four weeks).
About a half matured in vats and the other half is aged in casks according to the vintage.