Wine tasting note: 1996 Chapoutier Saint Joseph Deschants Blanc

1996 Chapoutier Saint Joseph Deschants Blanc

15th Oct 1997 Rhone Table White

100% Marsanne, granitic soil
Pale, bright, straw/gold.
Subtle but appetising nose with apricots and alcohol in good balance and a trace of toasted oak.
Medium to full bodied, with flavours of minerals and ripe mangoes and some spicy, smoked oak. Excellent balance of alcohol and citrus acids. Long, creamy, warm finish.
Forward and appealing - a star!

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