Wine tasting note: 1996 Chapoutier Saint Joseph Granite

1996 Chapoutier Saint Joseph Granite

15th Oct 1997 Rhone Table Red

[Barrel sample. 70 year old vines]
Deep, even, purple with some fading at rim.
Earthy, meaty nose with aromas of berry fruits and mushrooms.
Full bodied and velvety, with sweet, spicy cassis and mulberry fruits. Soft and alcoholic with a long, well balanced finish.
A monster of a wine, again with no aggressive tannins - keep for a decade or more (if you can!)

Wine Tasting: Chapoutier - Selection Parcellaire