Wine Region: Rhone-Valley - France
Grape: Grenache, Syrah
Tasting notes: Nose of ripe black fruits, spices and bitter cocoa. Airing reveals notes of blackberry jelly and aromatic herbs. With a suave attack and velvety tannins, the palate presents a good balance of concentration and complexity. The notes of fruit cream and full-bodied juice give way on the finish to nuances of sweet spices and dark chocolate.
About the winery:
Michel is a seventh-generation Chapoutier winemaker at Tain-L'Hermitage, having acquired the family estate in 1990. Michel earned a reputation for producing wines that are highly representative of where they are grown, "true snapshots of the terroir".
Wine Advocate: 93/100