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M. Chapoutier Belleruche Côtes du Rhône Rougetext
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M. Chapoutier Belleruche Côtes du Rhône Rouge 2007

Côtes du Rhône, Rhone Valley, FranceThe Belleruche vineyards are spread across four separate Rhone departments in Drôme, Vaucluse, Gard and Ardèche sitting above a mix of clay and calcareous alluvial deposits. The '07 is big and rich with plenty of warm, peppery, raspberry/cherry fruit with spicy liquorice notes and soft, silky tannins. It should further improve in the bottle over the next three years. The blend, an 80/20 mix of grenache and syrah, is one of the best we've tasted from Chapoutier in some time. Well done.Tasted: 05 December 2009Tasted by: Anthony Gismondi and Stuart TobePrices: BC 18.59 specialty listing Producer: M. ChapoutierDistributors: Dandurand
Blend: Grenache - SyrahCSPC: 476846UPC: 03391181110631