M. Chapoutier

Spectator Rhone Report Highlights M. Chapoutier

The November 15, 2016, issue of the Wine Spectator has a new report on the Rhône Valley, and M. Chapoutier is highlighted in several instances.

  • The M. Chapoutier Châteauneuf-du-Pape Barbe Rac 2013, with a score of 96 points, is listed among the “Top Other Châteauneuf-du-Pape.”
  • Several Chapoutier wines are among the “Top Other Northern Rhone”:

Ermitage White L’Ermite 2013 (98 points)
Ermitage L’Ermite 2013 (97 points)
Ermitage Le Meal 2013 (96 points)
Ermitage Le Pavillon 2013 (96 points)
Ermitage White de l’Oree 2013 (96 points)
Ermitage White Le Meal 2013 (96 points)
Ermitage Les Greffieux 2013 (95 points)

  • The Côtes du Rhône White Belleruche (88 points) is on the list of “Top Rhône Values.”
  • In the text of his piece, author James Molesworth notes that the “M. Chapoutier Ermitage White L’Ermite 2013 (98, $615) is another scintillating white from this producer, showing the energy and exuberant fruit that are the hallmarks of the ’13 whites.”
  • Finally, in this same November 15, 2016, issue, the “Savvy Shopper” feature zeroes in on wines that “have the flavor and structure for autumn dishes,” and Crozes-Hermitage White Petite Ruche 2015 (92 points) makes that list.