Saturday, August 11, 2012
That's certainly the case with the 2010 M Chapoutier Cotes du Rhone Belleruche. It's like every other year of this wine, flat out good. Dark purple in the glass and a nose of fresh fruit. Tons of bright strawberry flavors from the 80% of the wine that is Grenache. Underlying that is some darker notes of plums from the 20% Syrah. Good acid, medium body and nice almost sweet finish make this a red wine to love. Not a wine to ponder, just a wine to drink, and that's what I did with a thick, grilled strip steak and some redskin potatoes roasted in duck fat.
2010 M. Chapoutier Belleruche Cotes du Rhone. 14% alcohol and $11.