2005 Chapoutier Cotes du Rhone Belleruche Rouge
Michel Chapoutier says that one of the most difficult tasks of a vineyardist and winemaker is to make a serious, high-quality wine, yet have it remain a good value. His "Belleruche" wines accomplish just that. Grape varieties: Red Grenache, Syrah Color: Garnet red Aroma: Aromas of red fruit, particularly Morello cherries. Taste: Well structured with sustained tannins. Perfect to drink upon release.
Wine & SpiritsRating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 02/07
Wine AdvocateRating: 86/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 170 on Apr-07
Wine SpectatorRating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/15/06