1999 Chapoutier Cote Rotie les Becasses
Syrah - 750ML

  • WS 91
  • WA 90

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Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, September 2000
Thick rich and oh so seductive. Ultrasupple and ultraripe tannins get this full-bodied red started and the lovely black fruit (plum currant) keeps it going with a nod toward milk chocolate smoke and spice flavors. A very... Thick rich and oh so seductive. Ultrasupple and ultraripe tannins get this full-bodied red started and the lovely black fruit (plum currant) keeps it going with a nod toward milk chocolate smoke and spice flavors. A very soft-style red...
WA 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2002
The 1999 Cote Rotie Les Becasses is the finest Cote Rotie Chapoutier has made at this price level in many years. It offers a classic nose of cassis smoke espresso and tapenade. This wine is voluptuous as well as elegant... The 1999 Cote Rotie Les Becasses is the finest Cote Rotie Chapoutier has made at this price level in many years. It offers a classic nose of cassis smoke espresso and tapenade. This wine is voluptuous as well as elegant. It is a spicy rich and medium to full-bodied wine...
Color & Type Red
Varietal Syrah
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Northern Rhone
Appellation Cote Rotie
Vintage 1999

Winery

Chapoutier

Chapoutier is one of the oldest wine producers in the Rhone Valley with a history dating back to 1808. A distant ancestor, Polydor Chapoutier, was the first to buy vines here, shifting from being a simple grape grower to making and trading his own wine. For the last two hundred years, the estate has been producing some of the greatest wines in the Rhone Valley. Today, the range also includes wines from some Roussillon appellations as well as projects in Portugal and Australia.

Under Michel Chapoutier’s leadership, quality improved and Chapoutier gained international recognition. The massive negociant and winery produces single-vineyard expressions and classic wines from a range of appellations in the north and south of the valley.

They have adopted biodynamic farming techniques and have included Braille markings on their labels since 1996. This was done from a desire to reach out to and include lovers of good wines with sight-impairments, and as a tribute to Maurice Monier of La Sizeranne, a member of the family that previously owned the vines of the same name and who invented the first abbreviated version of Braille.