M. Chapoutier Côtes du Rhône Belleruche 2017
|Region||France, Rhone, Cotes du Rhone|
Wine EnthusiastIntensely ripe blackberry and plum flavors are pristine and lip smacking in this fruit-forward yet elegant wine. Soft and plummy on the palate, it has a hint of granite minerality. Ripe, feathery tannins accentuate its rounded appeal. Enjoy now-2021.
Wine SpectatorLight bramble and anise notes punctuate a core of juicy plum and blackberry fruit. Reveals a gutsy edge on the finish. Drink now. 22,000 cases made, 22,000 cases imported.
Wine AdvocateA bit richer and more tannic than usual for this cuvée, the 2017 Cotes du Rhone Belleruche shows ripe cherries and apricot on the nose and a medium to full-bodied and supple palate. It should drink well for at least 3-4 years.