M. Chapoutier

M. Chapoutier

Domaine de Bila-Haut Occultum Lapidem Syrah Blend

NOSE: mild, cooked fruit, a little carob. Inoffensive but not especially inviting.

TASTE: cooking spices, chicory, ash, a little bitter —unsweetened minerally dark chocolate - red fruit barely present and dried. Very balanced and elegant. This is going to kill with the herb roasted chicken I’m about to eat. 91.
— 18 days ago

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M. Chapoutier

Le Méal Blanc Hermitage Marsanne 2007

100% old-vine Marsanne from the Le Méal lieu dit which is predominately south facing. A wine of beauty and balance with notes of yellow flowers, wet stone and honey suckle. Surprisingly fresh for a 2007. Super delicious with monkfish, sweet potato, leek, and winter truffle. Drink now through 2037. — a month ago

Doug, Josh and 9 others liked this

Louis M. Martini

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Yo. Yes. Love it. Rich. Complex. Loooooooong finish. Soft tanins, velvet body. — 2 months ago

Scott@Mister, jesus and 2 others liked this

M. Chapoutier

l'Ermite Ermitage Syrah 1999

The vines for Chapoutiers “L’Ermite” are largely pre-phylloxera and some are well over a century old. Along with the typical associated fruits and non-fruits: brambles, spiced grilled meat and minerals, this bottle of the 1999 had a bit of a radish note, some old dusty leather-bound books and also had a touch of ethyl acetate. A touch closed relative to the other wines in the Hermitage flight but certainly didn’t seem to be fading and the grilled lamb and Moroccan spices helped to unlock some of its character. Drink now through 2035. Merci Dave!  — a month ago

Severn, Lyle and 8 others liked this

F.X. Pichler

'M' Smaragd Grüner Veltliner 2019

From Magnum! — a month ago

Thijs, Jan and 9 others liked this

Louis M. Martini

Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

Reliable option, deep fruit and smooth finish — 2 months ago

M. Chapoutier

De l'Orée Ermitage Blanc Marsanne 1999

100% old-vine Marsanne from the Les Murets lieu dit which is predominantly east facing on the hill. This was the most powerful of the three Hermitage Blancs tonight. The nose was redolent of marmalade, honey, butter cream frosting, and slate. Luxurious texture with a long finish. Lovely with monkfish, sweet potato, leek, and winter truffle. Drink now through 2034+. — a month ago

Josh, Jeroen and 7 others liked this


Montes Alpha M Santa Cruz Apalta Single Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2019

V is for Vino Chile March 2024 birthday tasting. — 11 days ago

Joe and LM liked this

M. Chapoutier

"La Mordorée" Côte-Rôtie Syrah 1990

Amazing wine. Well worth the wait to live the experience — 2 months ago

M. Chapoutier

Barbe Rac Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2003

2003 bottle in 2023 is already a bit weak, although settled and mature has its elegance, and softened expression of CdP — 3 months ago