"Deep bright-rimmed ruby. A complex bouquet evokes ripe red/blue fruits, candied flowers and exotic spices, and a zesty mineral topnote builds in the glass. Juicy and light on its feet, offering nervy raspberry and boysenberry flavors that slowly deepen and spread out on the back half. Fine-grained tannins sneak in late, adding gentle to grip to a very persistent, mineral-tinged finish."
Wine Enthusiast - 90 /100
R. Parker - Wine Advocate - 87 /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.
This wine reveals a deep bouquet. Its nose is complex, with dark fruits, tobacco and liquorice, typical aromas of its terroir.
The impression on the palate unveils the numerous qualities of this wine. It is powerful, with tannins softened by its long aging and perfectly balanced, with a touch of freshness most welcome in this solar vintage. The aromas are particularly long-lasting on the palate, indicator of an exceptional wine.
Stony from ancient alluvium on claygranite bedrock
Partly destemmed grapes macerated for 26 days with temperature maintained around 30°C
Aging during 12 months, one half in big barrels (demimuid) and the other in tanks. No fining, light filtration.