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How cool is VIC?

I had a chuckle reading Harvey Steiman’s recent blog post on Wine Spectator about the La Pleiade shiraz, a Heathcote wine produced by Chapoutier and Ron Laughton (Jaspers Hill). It’s also a wine which I bought the first couple of … Continue reading

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Chapoutier Côtes du Rhône 2012, Rhone Valley

AUD$15 from Dan Murphy’s. This cheap Grenache Syrah blend serves as a nice contrast against the 2011 Luberon. Deeper colour with more concentration of fruit. Intense ruby colour with a purple rim. Soft perfume, youthful aromas of dark berry fruit … Continue reading

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Chapoutier Lubéron 2011, Provence (sorta near Rhône Valley)

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 … Continue reading

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M.Chapoutier Banyuls Vin Doux Naturel 1986, Languedoc-Roussillon

A master craftsman of the Grenache grape, Chapoutier offers a cheap dessert wine in the Banyuls range that offers an alternative approach to Grenache. The latest vintages are only 12euros per 500ml bottle. However, the window is well and truly … Continue reading

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