Chapoutier La Sizeranne Hermitage 2007
Syrah/Shiraz from Hermitage, Rhone, France
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
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%.
Deep garnet red with purple highlights. Aromas of red fruit (raspberry and blackcurrant), with a hint of licorice. Round, elegant wine with soft and concentrated tannins and a long aftertaste of blackcurrant and raspberry.
"The 2007 Ermitage La Sizeranne displays a similar deep ruby/purple-tinged color in addition to sweet aromas of raspberries, black currants, smoke, gun flint, and spice. This full-bodied, well-made wine reveals outstanding richness, purity, and overall balance. Consume it over the next 15-20 years.
Range: 90-93 "
The Wine Advocate
"Chapoutier's most basic Hermitage, this is showy and succulent without being blowsy in the least. The fruit is black and red, juicy and alive, generous yet underlined by firm, savory earthiness and a supple leather note. While it may be hard to resist now, this is built to last: Best to wait at least until 2015."
Wine & Spirits
"Mature, with soft, fleshy, open-knit damson plum, raspberry sauce and mulled black cherry fruit notes backed by modest grip and a lingering black tea note on the finish. Drink now through 2014. 250 cases imported."
"Chapoutier's largest Hermitage cuvée is rich and almost fudge-like in 2007, yet at the same time isn’t at all sweet or confected. Notes of sweaty leather, dried cherries and chocolate are framed by silky tannins. Drink now–2020."
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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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(EHR-me-tahj) and Crozés-Hermitage (krohz EHR-me-tahj)
The hill of Hermitage is something to be seen. It is a hill (just one hill) of only about 300 acres, with carefully terraced vines in granite based-soil. The soils of the hill are plotted to make sure that the best variety is planted in the best plot of soil, and the wines reflect those decisions. The hill is...
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(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...
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