2017 Yannick Alleno & Michel Chapoutier Cotes du Rhone

$19.95
WA91WS90

Full-bodied, layered and rich, this velvety red is an indisputable bargain. More concentrated than the 2016, this vintage brings loads of dark fruit with hints of cola and spice. 70% Syrah and 30% Grenache aged in concrete tanks, this is all red fruit, sweet spice and fine tannins with a great, long finish that hints at licorice.

Varietal:
Red Blend
Winemaker:
Michel Chapoutier
Vintage:
2017
Aging:
12 months
Oak Treatment:
Concrete Tanks
Appellation:
Rhone Valley
Sub-Appellation:
Cotes-Du-Rhone
Total Varietal Composition %:
70% Syrah, 30% Grenache
Alcohol %:
14.0%
SKU #:
1044780
Size:
750 ml Bottle
WA91

Wine Advocate

Like several other of the Chapoutier wines from the Southern Rhône, this 2017 Cotes du Rhone looks appreciably more concentrated than its 2016 counterpart. A 60-40 Syrah-Grenache blend sourced from the Gard, it's full-bodied, layered and rich. Tannic, but filled with dark fruit notes and hints of cola and dried spices, it ends long and velvety. It's an indisputable bargain.