Chapoutier Cotes du Roussillon Villages L'Esquerda Red 2017

Chapoutier Cotes du Roussillon Villages L'Esquerda Red 2017 Mainly Syrah and some Grenache & Carignan.

Really beautiful nose here- right away you should be able to see the differences between northern and southern Rhone. Big but a lot more red fruit on the nose. On the palate big, rich and juicy. Delightfully full bodied, weighty, prominent alcohol – now getting dark crushed blackberries. It’s a really nice wine.

After a few minutes in the glass, it really rounds out nicely DEFINITE YES! 

This is one you analyze for a couple minutes then settle in and enjoy. This is what I was looking for! (Been a pain after a couple days of wines not making the cut)

Honestly worth pointing out – this is not the typical experience with the Rhone Valley in Australia – it’s either outrageously expensive / super premium category or it’s super average. We’re on a good thing here😉

After a couple hours of air, it’s tough to put down in all honesty. Getting that dark roast coffee coming in on the nose. Seriously delicious on the palate. Perfect Balance.

@balancewineco Wine Club standard? YES

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