Wine tasting note: 1996 Chapoutier Hermitage Sizerannes

1996 Chapoutier Hermitage Sizerannes

20th Jan 2000 GBP28 Rhone Table Red

Deep ruby with some pinking. Lovely nose of soft black fruits with a mineral, flinty tang and some leather and beef. Medium to full bodied, with intense blackcurrant/raspberry fruit flavours, a dash of peppery oak and slightly sharp, sour acids. Good length, dry. This is good stuff and will probably improve over the next 2 to 3 years but don't keep it much longer. Needs food.

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