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Chapoutier

Was a bit worried that the sediment might not have settled fully after 24 hours post travelling from London to Doncaster (having screwed-up my …

1997 Meysonniers: 7.6 (7) – slightly darker than the ’95 with Port-like notes and strawberry, coupled with caramel. Balanced, spicy flavour with some red …

A vertical tasting with friends – my first! Happened to end up with a range of these Crozes-Hermitages, starting with the 1995 (above label, …

I stuck this label in securely intending to write it up when I drank the 2nd bottle (having left it too long before writing …

Another very nice wine from Chapoutier.

Black pepper – a lot. Quite gum-dry, suggesting relatively high tannin levels. Should age OK for a year-or-two. Another fine Belleruche from Chapoutier. Black …

I bought this in summer 1997 at the Chapoutier Cave, with the intentions of keeping it until the Millenium (it was a bit tough …

Drank, the ’96 in ’99 and was very smooth and very drinkable. Supposed to be good for 10 years though… Spicy on the nose …

Another fine one from M. Chapoutier. Deep & fruity like P. Jaboulet’s Grand Pompée from same year, and with the same meal…