Chapoutier Lubéron 2011, Provence (sorta near Rhône Valley)

Chapoutier Luberon 2011 Provence Rhone Valley France

These Luberon vineyards reside on Luberon Regional Natural Park land. The Cotes du Lubéron is its own AOC within the folds of Provence, but enjoys the warm embrace of the Alps and the Rhone Valley. Good ripening conditions isn’t a foreign concept here since this region basks in one of the highest sunshine hours in France. Search out the Luberon La Ciboise Blanc and Rouge blends too.

AUD$13 from Dan Murphy’s. This easy-drinking blend of Grenache and Syrah has an intense ruby colour with a slight watery rim. It has a youthful nose of cherry, dark berries, bramble and nutmeg. A med+ bodied wine with a smooth texture and high acidity. 14% alc. Soft chewy tannins buffer the dark berry fruit flavours with a touch of dried herb on the finish. Have with a chunky tomato salad with grilled chorizo slices. Drink now – 2015. 89/100.


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I am a neuroscience researcher in Melbourne, Australia with a keen interest in wines of the world.
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