M. Chapoutier

No name is more closely associated with the greatness of the Rhone valley than M. Chapoutier.

The history of the Chapoutier family stretches back to the early nineteenth century when current owner Michel Chapoutier's great-, great-, great-grandfather Marius purchased an estate and some vineyards in the now famous village of Tain l'Hermitage in the Northern Rhône Valley. Marius Chapoutier made history in the region when he became the first grape grower there to vinify his own fruit. Marius had tasted wines other winemakers produced using his fruit and he realized that something was lost in translation, so to speak. He knew that he owned some of the best growing sites in the appellation and he believed -- rightly -- that the grapes grown in his vineyards could produce long-lived world-class wines. In a move unusual at the time, he decided that he should make the wine himself. Not only did the quality of the wines increase greatly, but this move provided the capital to expand the Chapoutiers' already legendary estate.

A visionary and pioneer in biodynamic winemaking, his restless energy and unconditional commitment to quality have produced tremendous success, with the most 90+ point ratings of all Rhône producers and 16 "100 point" rated wines.

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M. Chapoutier 'Belleruche' Cotes du Rhone Rouge 2017
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"Medium tannic, chokeberry jam notes, sour cherry, blackcurrant notes, light eucalyptus notes"
Item Number: 30087
Bottle:$10.95
Case: $131.40
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M.Chapoutier L'Esquerda 2016
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96  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94-96 "Sporting a deep purple—almost blue—color, the sensational 2016 Cotes du Roussillon Villages Lesquerde l'Esquerda has a northern Rhône-like minerality as well as notes of classic black and blue fruits, crushed flowers, ozone and licorice. Made from 60% Syrah and 40% Grenache,
Item Number: 29548
Bottle:$25.95
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M. Chapoutier 'Bila-Haut' Occultum Lapidem 2015
94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94 “One of the more polished, sexy examples of the cuvee, the 2015 Côtes du Roussillon Villages Latour de France Occultum Lapidem checks in as a blend of 50% Syrah, 40% Grenache and the balance Carignan and Mourvèdre, aged all in concrete tanks. It boasts killer notes of black
Item Number: 28881
Bottle:$23.65
Case: $283.80
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M. Chapoutier 'Belleruche' Rose 2016
"In the tradition of the Rhone valley's great rose wines, Chapoutier's Belleruche Rosr is made from a blend of Grenache (roughly 75%), with smaller amounts of Cinsaut (Cinsault), and Syrah. The Grenache in this food-friendly wine gives it bright red stone fruit flavors and beautiful color, while the
Item Number: 27963
Bottle:$10.95
Case: $131.40
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M. Chapoutier 'Bila-Haut' Cotes du Roussillon Blanc 2016
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91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Spectator 90 “A creamy, broad white, featuring fresh peach and melon notes woven together with lanolin and blanched almond details, backed by a solid acidity. Spice accents linger into the finish flanked by herb and mineral hints. Grenache Blanc, Roussanne, Macabeu and Marsanne. Drink now
Item Number: 27339
Bottle:$10.95
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M. Chapoutier 'Bila-Haut' Les Vignes Cotes du Rous 2016
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91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 89-91 "An inky colored effort, the 2016 Côtes du Roussillon Villages Les Vignes de Bila Haut offers a beautiful freshness and purity as well as fabulous notes of jammy blackberries, violets, pepper and hints of leather. Rich, concentrated and tasting like it costs four times the
Item Number: 26304
Bottle:$10.95
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M. Chapoutier 'Belleruche' Cotes du Rhone Blanc 2016
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Pale yellow and limpid color. On the nose,green apple, hawthorn and white blossoms, citrus aromas and exotic fruits. On the palate, fresh and well-balanced, lot of fatness and length.
Item Number: 25448
Bottle:$10.45
Case: $125.40
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M. Chapoutier 'Marius' Blanc 2013
" Its colour: bright appearance, a straw yellow colour with golden and green highlights, bright appearance, open with white fruit, peach and ripe fruit aromas. On the palate: full and fruity on entry, ripe fruit aromas and lovely acidity. " ~ Winery notes
Item Number: 11804
Bottle:$8.95
Case: $107.40
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M. Chapoutier 'Belleruche' Cotes du Rhone Rouge 2016
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89  Jeb Dunnuck 
Jeb Dunnuck 89  "The Belleruche cuvee has been on a qualitative roll over the past few years, and the 2016 Cotes du Rhone Belleruche is no exception. Classic notes of black raspberries, wild strawberries, spice, and pepper give way to a supple, textured, balanced and undeniably delicious red that’s

M. Chapoutier 'Bila-Haut' Les Vignes Cotes du Rous 2015
91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 89-91 "An inky colored effort, the 2016 Côtes du Roussillon Villages Les Vignes de Bila Haut offers a beautiful freshness and purity as well as fabulous notes of jammy blackberries, violets, pepper and hints of leather. Rich, concentrated and tasting like it costs four times the

M. Chapoutier 'Bila-Haut' Cotes du Roussillon Blanc 2015
5  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 89-91 50% Grenache Blanc, 20% Marsanne, 20% Macabeu and 10% Vermentino that's brought up all in tank. Beautifully perfumed, it has lots of lychee, tangerine, citrus and salty minerality to go with a medium-bodied, fresh, lively feel on the palate. This gains depth and texture with

M. Chapoutier 'Belleruche' Cotes du Rhone Blanc 2015
Pale yellow and limpid. On the nose, green apple, hawthorn and white blossoms, citrus aromas and exotic fruits. On the palate, fresh and well-balanced, lot of fatness and length.

M. Chapoutier 'Bila-Haut' Occultum Lapidem 2014
95  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92-95   Slightly hard to read on this occasion, with some reductive notes (which can be a good sign), the 2014 Cotes du Roussillon Villages Latour de France Occultum Lapidem has terrific purity and freshness in its black raspberry, blackberry, pepper and rock-laced bouquet. Medium to

M. Chapoutier 'lesquerda' Red blend 2013
93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93 "From what I consider one of the top terroirs for Syrah in the Roussillon, the 2013 Cotes du Roussillon Villages Lesquerde l’Esquerda comes from the higher-elevation, granite soils located around the village of Lesquerde. Made from 80% Syrah and 20% Grenache and brought up all in

M. Chapoutier 'Belleruche' Cotes du Rhone Rouge 2015
" Garnet red in color, this wine emits aromas of red fruits such as morello cherries and spices of licorice and grey pepper. In the mouth this wine has a great structure with firm and silky tannins. " ~ Winery notes

M. Chapoutier 'Bila-Haut' Les Vignes Cotes du Rous 2014
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91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91 " Tasted out of barrel, the 2014 Vignes de Bila Haut is 40% Grenache, 40% Syrah and 20% Carignan that was raised all in tank. It possesses lots of raspberry, violets and peppery herbs to go with a fleshy, pure and elegant feel on the palate. I don't think it will make old bones,

M. Chapoutier 'Bila-Haut' Cotes du Roussillon Blanc 2014
91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 89-91 "The 2014 Cotes du Roussillon Les Vignes de Bila Haut is blend of 50% Grenache Blanc, 20% Marsanne, 20% Macabeu and 10% Vermentino that’s brought up all in tank. Beautifully perfumed, it has lots of lychee, tangerine, citrus and salty minerality to go with a medium-bodied,

M. Chapoutier 'Bila-Haut' Cotes du Roussillon 2013
91  Wine Advocate 
Wine advocate 91 The 2013 Cotes du Roussillon Villages Les Vignes de Bila Haut offers a deep, rich and layered profile that has outstanding potential. Comprised of mostly Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre, with a splash of Carignan, it's loaded with notions of black olive, pepper, earth and assorted

M. Chapoutier 'Belleruche' Cotes du Rhone Blanc 2014
A bouquet of crushed rock, apples and lemons transition into flavours of white peach, green melon and lime. Medium bodied, with no obvious oak, and a dry finish. The mouthwatering backbone of acidity makes this a fantastic food wine.

M. Chapoutier 'Bila-Haut' Occultum Lapidem 2013
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94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94  "Slightly more ripe, voluptuous and textured than the more Syrah-dominated l’Esquerda, the translucent purple-colored 2013 Cotes du Roussillon Villages Latour de France Occultum Lapidem comes from the schist soils around the village of Latour de France. A blend of 50% Syrah, 40%

M. Chapoutier 'Bila-Haut' Occultum Lapidem 2012
94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94 "The 2012 Cotes du Roussillon Villages Latour de France Occultum Lapidem offers dark, mineral-laced aromas and flavors of smoked earth, licorice, wild herbs and blackcurrants to go with a firm, structured and age-worthy profile on the palate. Comprised of mostly Syrah, from schist

M. Chapoutier 'Bila-Haut' Occultum Lapidem 2011
94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94 "Imagining the sweetness and purity of diverse berry fruits found in the corresponding “L’Esquerda” bottling allied to the saline savor of the corresponding “Vignes de Bila-Haut” will give you an idea of what awaits from the glass of 2011 Cotes du Roussillon Villages Latour de

M. Chapoutier 'Bila-Haut' Occultum Lapidem 2010
97  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 95-97 " These Chapoutier wines are sometimes reviewed by my colleagues David Schildknect in his Languedoc-Roussillon report and Lisa Perrotti-Brown in her reviews of Australian wines, so I will just list the wines, my score, and the region from which they emerge. They are of very high

M. Chapoutier 'BilaHaut' Occultum Lapidem 2009
92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91-92 "From Grenache, Carignan, and Syrah planted in a mixture of gneiss, schist, and chalk, and vinified half each in tank and barrel (demi-muids as well as barriques), the 2009 Cotes du Roussillon Villages Latour de France Occultum Lapidem - due to have been bottled in May - is

M. Chapoutier Hermitage Chante Alouette 2006
95  Robert Parker 
 Robert Parker 95 "The 2006 Ermitage Chante Alouette has the vintages aromatics, zesty underlying acidity that serves to buttress the enormous richness, and notes of liquified flowers, rocks, and licorice. In both vintages, around 1,400-1,500 cases of Chante Alouette were made, as it is his