The must-have from Maison M. CHAPOUTIER, these easy and gourmet tasting wines offer a wide range of taste expressions.
The journey thru the several appellations in the Rhône Valley, enriched with a collection of organic wines such as this Côtes-du-Rhône BIO Collection, a wine with a purplish red color of good intensity and offering us a fairly powerful nose with raspberry scents, smoke and spices to which are added scents of violet and licorice.
This bio red wine delights us with pleasant freshness and has supple tannins. Its ample texture ends in a fairly persistent finish.
Another excellent wine from Michel Chapoutier. A blending of Grenache Blanc, Clairette and Bourboulenc. The wine is aged in vats without malolactic fermentation.
It should drink well for several years. 2018 - 2022
The vineyards of the red Côtes du Rhône “Belleruche” covers 4 departments (Drôme, Vaucluse, Gard and Ardèche) on different soils (clay and calcareous alluvial deposit terraces, clay…) giving to the “Belleruche” an extraordinary richness and complexity.
The 2016 Condrieu Invitare is fresh, clean and balanced, avoiding any of the oiliness that can sometimes creep into Viognier.
Lightly floral on the nose, it shows honeydew and apricot flavors, medium to full body, and hints of white pepper and tannin on the long finish.
It should drink well for several years. 2018 - 2022
Robert Parker 93/100
A golden, yellow, brilliant colour with hints of wine blossom and lily on the nose, then a frank attack, well-balanced, fresh, candied citrus aromas in the mouth.
This is the mark of a perfect Châteauneuf-du-Pape Grenache blanc.
Chateauneuf du Pape La Bernardine exhibits gorgeously perfumed aromas of cherry blossoms, crushed flowers, incense and assorted berry-styled fruits on both the nose and palate. A medium to full-bodied, with a supple, finesse-driven style and terrific purity of fruit, it has loads of charm and will drink nicely for 8-10 years
The Collection BIO Châteauneuf du Pape 2015 from Michel Chapoutier, so called because all fruits are grown organically, is a bottle of Châteauneuf du Pape not to be missed.
Produced with about 70-80% Grenache and 20-30% Syrah, all grown on the property's grounds, this wine offers very present notes of white pepper, accompanied by ripe cherries and ground spices.
It is full-bodied, with a creamy palate in the middle and a long, full-bodied finish.
To Drink in the next 5 to 8 years.
Robert Parker 92/100 points
Composed of 100% Marsanne, this white wine is classified in AOC Hermitage and comes from grapes from 3 different vineyards.
The "Meal" is composed of an ancient soil with many pebbles. "Murets" refers to the location of granitic arena soils and "Chante-Alouette" rests on a clay-limestone layer.
After manual harvesting at maturity and pressing, 1/3 of the wine is vinified in half-muids and the rest in vats.
The color is of a beautiful green gold, brilliant.
Its complex and subtle nose distils aromas of quince, walnuts, honey, ginger, acacia and linden.
The palate is frank, elegant with a finish with fresh almond flavors.
To taste on seashells or fish with white flesh.
The Hermitage Rouge Monier of the Sizerrane is an assemblage of Bessards, Meal and Greffieux.
"Leading off the Hermitage releases, the 2014 Hermitage Monier de la Sizeranne sports a deep ruby/purple color to go with impressive notes of blackcurrants, cassis, charcoal and olive characteristics. Medium to full-bodied, it has excellent richness and depth, sweet tannin and a charming, forward style."
Robert PARKER - 92/100
The 2015 Cornas Les Arenes comes from decomposed, almost sandy, granitic soils and several different estate parcels.
Its deep, inky color is followed by a meaty, classic Cornas perfume of blackcurrants, crushed rocks, smoked earth and caramelized meats.
Rich, full-bodied, unctuous and yet still pure and nicely focused, it’s going to need short-term cellaring to come together.
Robert PARKER - 92-94/100
Made from vines aged at least 25 years old, the Crozes-Hermitage les Meysonniers 2016 is medium to full-bodied. The blackberries are supported by firm tannins, while the black olives take over in a tasty finish
An intense purplish red color, a nose with aromas of red berries (blackcurrant, raspberry) and a round and fresh mouth with a fruit finish, all finesse
A perfect wine, the 2009 Ermitage Le Pavillon (1,093 cases) boasts a black/purple color as well as an extraordinary bouquet of acacia flowers, blackberries, blueberries, roasted meats, creme de cassis, truffles, graphite, powdered rock and new saddle leather.
Extremely dense, noble and pure, this monumental Ermitage is built for 50-100 years of cellaring.
Score: 100 Pontos Robert Parker, Wine Advocate
Wine Advocate-Parker : 100/100 RP
The 2017 Ermitage l'Ermite is equally astounding but a completely different expression of Hermitage. Somehow this combines the reservedness of le Pavillon with the generosity of le Méal, resulting in a wine that I can only describe as perfect. The pristine cassis fruit is remarkably pure, joined by complex notes of crushed stone, salted licorice and the slightest hints of fine-grained oak. It's full-bodied, concentrated and velvety in texture, with oodles of chewy but ripe tannins and a finish that goes on for minutes.
R. Parker - Wine Advocate - 100/100
Always the earliest-ripening portion of the Chapoutier holdings on the Hermitage hill, the 2017 Ermitage le Méal is a complete standout. Crème de framboise notes remain fresh and lively throughout, joined by hints of blueberry, baking spices and vanilla, while the tannins are silky, the mouthfeel generous and the overall impression is one of great seductiveness and elegance.
Majority Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault and Mourvèdre, these varieties give this Gigondas wine a beautiful colour, ruby red, a powerful and fine nose, with strawberry jam accents and pepper. On the palate, the attack is floral, tannic and spicy
With an intense garnet color, a nose filled with very floral aromas (violet) that are changing on the licorice and spices, this St. Joseph Michel Chapoutier presents a supple attack with a dominant red fruit on the palate. The final is long and marked by spices.
Robert PARKER - 89-91/100
"These 2015s are spectacular across the board and I certainly had a big smile on my face for the duration of the tasting. What I’m sure will be a great introduction for readers interested in St Joseph, the 2015 St Joseph Deschants offers lots of black cherry and jammy blackberry fruit, as well as peppery herbs, medium to full-bodied richness and a ripe, sexy style."
the 2015 Saint Joseph Les Granilites comes all from the southern part of the appellation, from parcels around Mauve, Tournon and Saint-Jean-de-Muzols. Aged in equal parts concrete and barrel, it offers clean, classic Syrah notes of black fruits (blackberries, currants) and peppery herbs, medium to full-bodied richness, a silky texture, no hard edges, and a great finish. Drink it through 2027
Robert PARKER - 94/100
Jancis Robinson - 17+/20
"Biodynamic. Cask sample. Aged for 18 months in barrique and demi-muids, approximately 25% new. Black cherry and spice on the nose with very furry, brusque tannins. The structure will take a long time to soften. "
Another superb wine by Michel Chapoutier, a Côte-Rôtie from the Côtes du Rhône Septentrionales, which presents us with a deep purplish red color, a nose with raspberry aromas, a touch of violet, a spicy dominance, a touch of black olive and tapenade, rosemary. On the palate it is full-bodied, deep, with a woody, spicy and vanilla finish.
RP: 94 points
Wine Advocate-Parker : 93/100
It's fascinating to see how the 2016 Cote Rotie Quatuor has evolved since last year, with dark, savory elements largely supplanted in prominence by notes of raspberry and cedar. A blend of four estate parcels, it's medium to full-bodied, with a supple, creamy texture and silky tannins on the tart finish.