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M. Chapoutier Belleruche Côtes du Rhône Rougetext

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