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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.
92 Points | International Wine Cellar , January/February 2011
($190) Yellow-gold. Intensely perfumed aromas of poached pear, tropical fruits, honey and baking spices, with exotic iodine and licorice notes that expand with air. Lush and creamy in texture, with deep mango and pear nectar flavors and a refreshing jolt of zesty citrus fruits adding lift. The iodine note repeats on a long, sappy, penetrating finish.