M. Chapoutier

Chante - Alouette Hermitage Blanc Marsanne

8.818 ratings
8.711 pro ratings
Hermitage, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
Josh Morgenthau

Golden yellow and very honeyed. Strong honeycomb flavor. A little sweetness, oatmeal, golden liquer. Salty minerals and a satiny texture. Almost like a dessert wine. No worse for wear after 16 years but not enough acid, a little stodgy.

Golden yellow and very honeyed. Strong honeycomb flavor. A little sweetness, oatmeal, golden liquer. Salty minerals and a satiny texture. Almost like a dessert wine. No worse for wear after 16 years but not enough acid, a little stodgy.

Dec 23rd, 2020
Alex Lallos

Owner No Limit Fine Wines, Private Wine Consultant

8.6

Very good. Maybe lost a step over the past few years but still hanging in there. Marzipan, clove and orange quince on the nose. Not a lot of acid

Very good. Maybe lost a step over the past few years but still hanging in there. Marzipan, clove and orange quince on the nose. Not a lot of acid

Jan 3rd, 2016
Mark Freund

The first of 4 bottles that hasn't been oxidized. Med yellow. Beeswax, honeysuckle, , floral aromas. Good balance and classic character. Should hang for another few years

The first of 4 bottles that hasn't been oxidized. Med yellow. Beeswax, honeysuckle, , floral aromas. Good balance and classic character. Should hang for another few years

Sep 25th, 2015
Alexandre Calvi

2004- sweet and strong, like #KTTunstall @citywinerynyc candied anis, preserved lemon peel, jasmine flower high acidity medium finish

2004- sweet and strong, like #KTTunstall @citywinerynyc candied anis, preserved lemon peel, jasmine flower high acidity medium finish

Aug 21st, 2015
Scott Barber

Wine Educator Meadowood Napa Valley

9.2

Orange water, stony minerality, pure

Orange water, stony minerality, pure

Dec 23rd, 2014
Scott Barber

Wine Educator Meadowood Napa Valley

9.3

Nailed it, and quite happy about that.

Nailed it, and quite happy about that.

Jul 9th, 2013
Charlie Tapp

Marzipan, honeysuckle and butterscotch.

Marzipan, honeysuckle and butterscotch.

Nov 6th, 2021
Andrew Cullimore

Quite deep colour , gold with quite wide rim. Quite oxidative , but nice crystallised fruits , roasted almonds , orange peel, touch of candle wax. Quite rich on the palate , nice volume . More of the crystallised fruits , touch of spice . Mineral finish , good acidity .. and quite long on the palate . Interesting and still quite drinkable

Quite deep colour , gold with quite wide rim. Quite oxidative , but nice crystallised fruits , roasted almonds , orange peel, touch of candle wax. Quite rich on the palate , nice volume . More of the crystallised fruits , touch of spice . Mineral finish , good acidity .. and quite long on the palate . Interesting and still quite drinkable

Jun 6th, 2019
Paco Suro

High QPR. Has that soapy finish I come to associate with a Rous/Mars blend. Still vibrant.

High QPR. Has that soapy finish I come to associate with a Rous/Mars blend. Still vibrant.

Feb 5th, 2017
Keith Levenberg

Surprisingly good!

Surprisingly good!

Sep 23rd, 2016