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About this Wine: From a powerful soil, made up of schistose sands marked by iron oxide, this cuvée is characterised by flavours of wild berries and liquorice over deep, forceful tannins - comb...
Stephen Tanzer's IWC: Bright ruby-red. Sappy aromas of black- and redcurrant, black licorice and spices. Very intensely flavored and firm-edged, with dark berry flavors complicated by herbal and pe...
Wine Spectator: Very impressive. Intense, tannic red that won't disappoint. Packed with smoke, charred wood, tar, black truffles, cassis and other interesting aromas and flavors. Full-bodied,...
Wine Spectator: Lovely terroir as the earth, leather and currant notes mingle to create something distinctive and seductive. Full in body, silky in texture, with an undertow of fresh acidity,...
Wine Spectator: From a low-yield, hot-summer vintage, this full-bodied Syrah is still very young and tough, with a plummy, ripe character, chalk, mineral and leather notes and excellent conce...
Wine Spectator: A torrid summer with little rain and good weather during the harvest led to a Chapelle of immense potential. Burly and not as seamless as the '90, with layers of this wine's t...
Wine Spectator: Well-focused and harmonious, not as big as 1989 and '90, showing black cherry, licorice and pepper notes in a lean, firm style. Drinkable now, but better in 1997.--Guigal Côte...
Stephen Tanzer's IWC: Good youthful deep red. Perfumed, multifaceted aromas of crystallized black cherry, cassis, gibier and smoke. Fruity and precise in the mouth, with amazingly youthful dark ber...