M.Chapoutier - Press Comments

Rhône Valley, France

Saint-Péray, La Muse de Wagner 2012

Pure Marsanne grown on granite and clay limestone. Lees ageing for 36 months gives a rich, toasty style, with juicy apricot fruit and soft fizz. Majors on flamboyance over finesse; brash but fun. Drink 2017-2022. 89 points

Matt Walls, Decanter
1st September 2017

This zero-dosage, 100% Marsanne has a warm, soft, generous texture with aromas of white blossom, a honeyed edge and slightly bitter quince notes on the finish, which is ripe, weighty and rich. Will appeal to those looking for something a bit different. Drink 2017-2020. 89 points

Andy Howard, Decanter
1st September 2017

 

Domaine des Granges de Mirabel, Viognier 2013

“It is a deep green/yellow coloured wine with aromas of apricot, pear, orange blossom and marmalade. Well rounded and easy drinking, it would make a great aperitif.”

Paula Gracey, Belfast Sunday Life
23rd April 2017

 

Côtes-du-Rhône Belleruche Blanc 2015

“This is a blend of Grenache Blanc, Clairette and Bourboulenc and is a pale, lemon colour with lots of green apple aromas, as well as white flowers, citrus and tropical fruits which matched the starter brilliantly.”

Paula Gracey, Belfast Sunday Life
23rd April 2017

 

Saint-Péray, Les Tanneurs 2016

“100% Marsanne, grown on limestone and granite. Fresh pear and fennel. Rounded, fruity style, but well balanced; clean, pure and fresh. Long finish, with a touch of minerality. Subtle tension; classic. Drink 2017-2019.” 90 points

Matt Walls, Decanter
1st September 2017

 

Côtes-du-Rhône Belleruche Rosé 2015

“I advise you to hire a van and load up because this is a wondrously dark, spicy red at a price it would be a tragedy to miss out on.”

Daily Mail Weekend
20th May 2017

“A blend of Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah, it has those inimitable raspberry and currant flavours with hints of plum and grenadine. A must for the summer barbeque or with light fish dishes.”

John Clarke, The Independent
18th June 2016

 

Côtes-du-Rhône Belleruche Red 2015

“This is a blend of Grenache, Syrah from the brilliant 2015 vintage, with aromas of dried herbs, dark fruits including cherries and just a touch of white pepper. The palate has ripe berry fruits, a touch of liquorice and a little tannin.”

Alistair Gibson
1st April 2017

 

Côtes-du-Rhône 2015

“A superb wine with rich aromas of dark fruit, earthy minerals and spice. Soft and round on the palate with smooth tannins, rich blackberry and cherry fruit, hints of liquorice and a substantial finish.”

Swansea Life
1st January 2017

 

Côtes-du-Rhône Villages, Signargues 2014

“This has all the hallmarks of a quality Côtes du Rhône wine – juicy black and red fruits, hints of liquorice and savoury notes. A firm yet smooth tannic structure makes this a perfect pairing with a Sunday roast and all the trimmings”

Alex Layton, Suffolk & Norfolk Life
1st March 2017

 

Côtes-du-Rhône Villages, Signargues 2015

“Provencal herbs and black olive aromas. The palate has an enjoyable heart, carrying appealing berry fruit with slightly raw tannins.”

NA, Decanter
1st February 2017

 

Hermitage, Chante-Alouette 2014

“Like many white hermitages, this is relatively neutral on the nose. but it shows its true potential on the palate, which is full bodied and expansive, offering hints of grilled peach, melon and baking spices balanced by just enough acidity to extend the finish into mouthwatering opulence. Drink now for its youthful fruit, or cellar up to 20 years.” 93 points

Joe Czerwinski, Wine Enthusiast
9th January 2017

 

Crozes-Hermitage, La Petite Ruche 2014

“An excellent-value, fruity Syrah from Northern Rhône, with juicy blackberry flavours, savoury tannins and a peppery finish.”

Waitrose Food
1st April 2017

“Chapoutier continues to be one of my favourite producers, making an excellent range of wines at very decent prices. This has lovely dark fruit on the palate with just enough black pepper to make it the perfect bottle to match Shirley’s shepherd’s pie. Also look out for the wines that Chapoutier makes in Australia in conjunction with Californian wine guru Anthony Terlato. These wines represent lovely mid-point style-wise between the old world and the new…”

Pete Stewart, Glasgow Sunday Herald
14th January 2017

 

Crozes-Hermitage, Les Meysonniers 2015

“Decant a couple of hours before serving and the rewards of ripe bio-dynamically farmed Northern Rhône Syrah will reveal cherry, lavender, black olive and damp earth after a spring shower.”

Cumbria Life
1st June 2017

 

Crozes-Hermitage, Les Meysonniers 2014

“Aromas of loganberry and rosehip, clean and compact. The palate is easy to drink, with savoury, supple fruit that leads to an enjoyable finish” 87/100.

John Livingstone-Learmonth, Decanter
1st April 2016

 

Crozes-Hermitage, Les Meysonniers 2013

“a friend asked me to recommend a top-flight French Syrah for an event he was organising and I suggested this. It was half what he was prepared to pay, yet he said it astounded everyone there. Hooray!”

Matthew Jukes, Daily Mail Weekend – 100 Top Value wines
28th May 2016

 

Les Granilites 2013

“Nose of blackberry and soft spice, with a palate that holds its fleshy content with fine-grained tannins and an agreeable finish.”

John Livingstone-Learmonth, Decanter
1st April 2016

 

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