Chapoutier Banyuls (500ML) 2008

Dessert from Languedoc-Roussillon, France

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Item No. 108373
  • W&S91
Alcohol By Volume: 16.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

The dessert wines of M. Chapoutier are naturally sweet and show full fruit and wonderful character. They are universally perfect with fruit and/or chocolate desserts and are a pleasurable finale to any dinner occasion.

Colour: from garnet red to mahogany according to the age.
Nose: powerful, balancing between black fruits and stewed fruits subtly brought by cocoa aromas.
Palate: sumptuous balance between the solar strength of the wine and the fineness of its tannins. It has a great persistency with sweetness which develops greedily.

Critical Acclaim

"This satiny grenache noir is filled with sweet cherry flavors - from the dark flesh to the almond-flavored pit. It's fresh and concentrated without the least bit of jamminess, hints of hay and stony minerality keeping it true to the locality. For a square of dark chocolate - nothing more is needed. "
91 Points

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Learn About Chapoutier Map ItMap It

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 Rhone Valley. Marius...

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Learn About Languedoc-Roussillon

(LAHN-guh-dock) (ROO-see-yohn) For being in a country that is known for wine regulations, the Languedoc enjoys a great amount of freedom in its winemaking. With over 700,000 acres under vine, some of the most exciting and best value wines of are coming from this enormous and diverse wine region. Some refer to it as the new world of France. The region stretches along the land...

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