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2005 Côtes du Rhône Belleruche M. Chapoutier (750ml)
Producer: M. Chapoutier chapoutier.com
Appellation: Côtes du Rhône - Vallée du Rhône - France (AOC)
Type: red
Varietal: Grenache - Syrah
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Excellent
Est. Price: US$12.00
Alcohol %: 13.5
Tasting Notes:
tasted: November 14, 2007 , Justin Erickson
90 points "Color: deep; Nose: complex; Aromas: mineral, floral, spicy, woody, black berry, dried fruit; Acidity: lively; Sweetness: dry; Body: firm; Finish: persistent; Overall: bold; Suprisingly heavy - tart - aromatic - over ripe black cherries." Best 2009-2015
tasted: November 22, 2007 , Donald Oldmixon
tasted: November 30, 2007 , Frank Herzog
89 points "Overall: well balanced; "
rated: December 1, 2007 , WS
88 points "Juicy and pure, with the vintage's textbook flavor profile of raspberry and licorice, backed by a graphite hint on the finish. Drink now through 2007. 115,000 cases made. –JM " Best -2007
rated: November 11, 2010 , Gunter Ceuppens
"86. The 2005 Cotes du Rhone Belleruche which contains considerable Syrah, offers some herbal notes, dark ruby color, good fruit, medium body, and a straightforward style that is unlikely to inspire or displease"