2005 M. Chapoutier Crozes-Hermitage Petite Ruche


  • France
  • Rhône
  • Northern Rhône
  • Crozes-Hermitage
Drink between 2007 - 2011 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 9

  • Justthewaiter wrote:

    February 11, 2011 - I may be just a waiter, but this is pretty typical crozes-hermitage for me. Red and black fruits, smells like smoked peppery meat (a little like pepperoni), medium body and ripe medium tannin. It maybe lacks a bit of weight in the mid-palate, but still pretty good for crozes. I like the elegance and minerality.

  • hutch wrote: (84 points)

    May 4, 2010 - This was really not showing well. Kind of boring, and hollow, actually. Lean. 84-85

  • cigar52 wrote: (85 points)

    September 9, 2009 - too lilght for a syrah based wine ... some pepper

  • FreddyP wrote: (87 points)

    July 19, 2009 - 1½ years since I last drank this wine. Same nose as with before with that hint of that of an unventilated delicatessen store but the tannins on the palate are now almost completely gone. Pepper, leather and aswell as ripe red berries. the greenish note has vanished. Feels like the fruit is dissapearing too. Not like likely in the tunnel just probably on the slope downward. If you have it drink it now.

  • Oh Dae-su wrote: (86 points)

    June 12, 2009 - Easy drinking, not to complex but rather classic CH. Not thin. Already very good for consumption. I guess this CH won’t last that long anyway (maybe another 5 years). Very good QPR.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type Red
  • Producer M. Chapoutier
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation Petite Ruche
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Rhône
  • SubRegion Northern Rhône
  • Appellation Crozes-Hermitage
  • UPC Code 3391181070539

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  • In Cellars 11 (23%)
  • Consumed 36 (77%)

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