Wine tasting note: 1996 Chapoutier Hermitage Sizerannes

1996 Chapoutier Hermitage Sizerannes

15th Oct 1997 Rhone Table Red

[Barrel sample.]
Deep, even, purple.
Dense, brooding nose - vegetal and dumb, needs lots of time.
Very full bodied with big flavours of cassis, chocolate, cream, violets; acid and tannins are there but masked by fruit. Oak and dry tannins emerge on the long finish.
Leave for at least 10 years. A star.

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