M. Chapoutier Rasteau 2012

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Rhone South Rhone-South
Rhone, France

$19.95 (321539)

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Critic Reviews (3)

Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

A terrific value Rasteau that has more gumption and structure than previous vintages. Notes of blackberry, thyme,...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This biodynamically grown grenache-syrah from a leading producer of the Rhone. It's a firm, solid wine - not a...

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Steve Thurlow
Steve Thurlow

2012 is another good vintage for this popular red from the south of France. It is a midweight to full bodied juicy...

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Community Reviews (4)

Bob Blais
Bob Blais

Mostly dark red fruit on the nose including raspberries and cherries and also slightly floral. Nice black fruit on the palate with some pepper and a little smoke. Decent length and dusty tannins.

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Tony  G
Tony G

Needs some time to take the edge off, will try again in 2015.

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David Brodati
David Brodati

This review is for the 2013. Young Rasteau with deep ruby colour. A hint of funk, then floral, garrigue, cherry fruit, pepper, tar, black olive and smoke. A sour finish with sticky, dusty tannin that needs more time to soften. Good length. Give this a couple of years to integrate. Sept. 2015.

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It's only wine but I like it
It's only wine but I like it

Classic south Rhone. Blackberry fruit along with smoked meat, local herbs and pepper. Smooth and quite approachable, I would say that this is at its peak. I'd suggest drinking this '12 by the end of 2017 to capture the fine fruit. Solid Rasteau here from Chapoutier. Tasted May 2016.

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