M. Chapoútier, Belleruche 2014, Côtes Du Rhône, France
Tasting Note: A straight-forward, Rhone blend that is dark-red fruit inclined.
Ruby in color this wine has an aromatic nose of red currant, cranberry, raspberry and red cherry with notes of vanilla baking spice.
On the palate the dry, medium-bodied grenache-syrah blend displays somewhat tart, yet-ripe, dark red fruit on the attack.
Enjoyable in its single dimension and somewhat more complex on the nose than on the palate.
Bottle Note: 60% Grenache, 40% Syrah. A permanent objective to work differences in tastes, to bring out the specific tastes provided by each local terroir and wine. This is how we could sum up the Chapoutier Estate quest, which has been present in the Rhone Valley since 1808.
Importer: Terlato Wines International, Lake Bluff, Illinois
Tasting Date: November 4, 2016