M. Chapoutier Belleruche Côtes Du Rhône 2011

Rhone South Rhone-South
Rhone, France

$16.95 (328831)

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July 20, 2013

Critic Reviews (5)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is very friendly, well balanced and savoury style of Cotes du Rhone with a fairly complex blend of plum, herbs,...

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Steve Thurlow
Steve Thurlow

A well balanced midweight red with a fresh clean nose of cranberry jelly, plum herbs and mild oak spice. The palate...

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Julian Hitner
Julian Hitner

Tasted blind at WWAC 2013: Opaque ruby in colour, the 2011 Belleruche presents admirable notes of wild plums, dried...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

A very good value, juicy, uncomplicated red with supple tannins. Flavours of blackberry and cocoa dominate the palate...

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Nadia  Fournier
Nadia Fournier

Good Côtes du Rhône generic; properly fruity, fairly straight and easy to drink.

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Community Reviews (2)

Stephan W
Stephan W

Nice Cotes du Rhone (Grenache & Shiraz), which was so easy to sip on a warm summer night. Nice match for burgers. Was medium body with a peppery but smooth finish. Tasted August 2013.

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Michael Valaitis
Michael Valaitis

This entry level wine from one of my fav vignerons is a far cry from Chapoutier single appellation offerings from the N. Rhone. The wine is pleasant, clean and with food is easy to drink. Not finding much on offer on the nose, some red cherry, oak and pepper. The palate is medium body, tight tannins, medium acidity and warm alcohol on finish. Some green flavours and plum are evident before a short finish. If tasted blind this could be anything - Chianti, Bordeaux, Chinon. As I said, the wine is fine, I was just expecting more from this producer. Drink over next 3 yrs. Tasted Nov '13.

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