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2010 Maison Chapoutier Cote-Rotie La Mordoree
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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.

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2010 Maison Chapoutier Cote-Rotie La Mordoree

Producer: Maison Chapoutier
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Syrah/Shiraz
Origin: France
Region: Rhone
Appellation: Cote Rotie

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93 Points | International Wine Cellar , March/April 2013

(100% syrah, from vines in the Cote Blonde that are reportedly almost 65 years old):  Opaque ruby.  An exotically perfumed bouquet presents candied dark berries and cherry-cola, with notes of Indian spices, anise and smoked meat building with air.  Fleshy but focused on the palate, with intense black and blue fruit flavors and a touch of candied violet.  Tangy minerals add lift and cut to a strikingly long, smoky and gently tannic finish.

93+ Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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