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2005 Rhône - Chapoutier really shines
11 Dec 2006 by JR
These supplement my tasting notes on 2005 Rhônes already published. It’s been a long time since I have tasted as comprehensive a range of Chapoutier wines as this. The last time was in the 1990s, not long before Michel Chapoutier began to espouse more sustainable forms of viticulture when the wines were obviously chock full of passion and ambition but could sometimes be a bit gritty and hard work. This set of 2005s, while being just as intense, had a lovely purity and confidence about them. Virtually every one was seriously impressive, whites just as much as reds. The range below is that christened Fac et...

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