Wine tasting note: 1996 Chapoutier Cote Rotie

1996 Chapoutier Cote Rotie

15th Oct 1997 Rhone Table Red

[Barrel sample. 100% Syrah]
Deep, even, black/purple.
Ripe, concentrated, vegetal nose with mushrooms and soft berry fruit.
Full bodied with excellent concentration; flavours of mulberries, violets and berries; crisp acidity and dry tannins in good balance; Long finish dominated by spicy oak.
Needs 6 or more years.

Wine Tasting: Chapoutier - the Reds