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About Maison Chapoutier
Maison Chapoutier, the first négociant and producer to mark their bottlings with braille, was established in 1879 by Polydor Chapoutier. The business has remained family owned since then and is now run by Michel Chapoutier. His hands off approach to winemaking has lead to a resurgence in quality at Maison Chapoutier, which now produces some of the finest wines in the Rhone region of France.
Points | International Wine Cellar , January/February 2001
Medium ruby-red. High-toned aromas of raspberry, fresh herbs, tobacco, saddle leather, roasted meat and clove. Quite tough and dry in the mouth, with a distinct greenness. Finishes with tough, peppery tannins and a suggestion of wet wood, as if from improperly cured barrels. I find this wine as raw as it appeared from barrel a year ago. Not recommended.