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.
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.