""What a difference a year can make. The 2017 Saint Joseph la Couronne de Chabot exhibits the fruity concentration and generosity that were lacking in the 2016. Crushed stone notes accent blueberries on the nose, then lend structure and length on the palate. It's medium to full-bodied, with nearly jammy fruit and fine-grained tannins, taking a dry, savory-cedar direction on the lasting finishDrink Date
2020 - 2030"
Jancis Robinson - 16,5+/20
"Tasted blind. Well-integrated oak character gives savoury spice to the savoury blackberry fruit. Furry structure, medium body, lingering persistence. Balanced and promising."
James Suckling - 92/100
Wine Enthusiast - 92/100
In the Rhone Valley, or through the most beautiful regions of France and the world, the Maison M. CHAPOUTIER lets the terroir express itself.
unctuous, ample with warm tannins. According to the vintage, the wine can be kept from 30 to 60 years, indeed from 50 to 75 years.
Selective hand picking at maturity.
The soil, typical of the appellation Châteauneuf-du-Pape, is composed of big quartzite shingles and sandy red clay.
Vinifications are made in concrete tanks. Grapes are destemmed and the vatting lasts around 3 weeks, in order to polymerize the tannins. Only the free-run juice is used to make this wine.