M. CHAPOUTIER Ermitage "Le Meal" 1996 (Red)

Wine Region: Rhone Valley - France

: Syrah

Tasting notes: The colour is a deep garnet red with purple lights during its youth. It has ripe fruits and smoky aromas. On the palate, we have powerful tannins, velvety, blackberry jam flavours.

About the winery:
Michel is a seventh-generation Chapoutier winemaker at Tain-L'Hermitage, having acquired the family estate in 1990. Michel earned a reputation for producing wines that are highly representative of where they are grown, true "snapshots of the terroir".

Expert Rating:
Wine Advocate: 95/100