The monthly Wine Focus discussions are now held in the main Wine Forum (above). The forum remains open as an archive, but please post comments and questions in the Wine Forum.
User avatar
User

Bob Parsons Alberta

Rank

aka Doris

Posts

9676

Joined

Tue Mar 21, 2006 4:09 pm

WTN: `96 Chapoutier Hermitage Monier de la Sizeranne.

by Bob Parsons Alberta » Tue Jan 23, 2007 3:36 am

A Xmas gift from a few years back, no idea of this wines track record really.
13% alc, good cork, no sediment. Opened 4 hours and decanted.

WTN:`96 Chapoutier Hermitage Monier de la Sizeranne.

Colour. Very dull purple w. fair amount of bricking.

Nose. Smoke, meaty, earth aromas. Also some plum and prune as it airs.

Palate. Good grip and structure still. Has some nice fruit , tobacco, gamey, spice. Sweet blackberry, low tannins but no problem with high acidity (vintage problems in the north?). Wine did not do much over 24 hr period and was not too excited overall. At least it was not shot!!

***anyone have lots of experience with this wineries Hermitage?
User avatar
User

Otto

Rank

Musaroholic

Posts

4089

Joined

Tue Mar 21, 2006 5:07 pm

Location

Helsinki, Finland

Re: WTN: `96 Chapoutier Hermitage Monier de la Sizeranne.

by Otto » Tue Jan 23, 2007 7:18 pm

Bob Parsons Alberta. wrote:vintage problems in the north?


From the (all too few, if I may say so) wines I've had, it is an acidic vintage in the North. Some friends of mine actively dislike the character, but I've rather liked the few I've had. Though I guess I do tolerate tart, screeching acidity quite well. ;)
I don't drink wine because of religious reasons ... only for other reasons.
User avatar
User

Sue Courtney

Rank

Wine guru

Posts

1967

Joined

Wed Mar 22, 2006 7:33 pm

Location

Auckland, NZ

Re: WTN: `96 Chapoutier Hermitage Monier de la Sizeranne.

by Sue Courtney » Sat Jan 27, 2007 1:25 am

Bob Parsons Alberta. wrote:***anyone have lots of experience with this wineries Hermitage?


Yes - posting a note now - separate thread.
no avatar
User

Redwinger

Rank

Wine guru

Posts

4003

Joined

Wed Mar 22, 2006 3:36 pm

Location

Way Down South In Indiana, USA

Re: WTN: `96 Chapoutier Hermitage Monier de la Sizeranne.

by Redwinger » Sat Jan 27, 2007 10:25 am

Otto Nieminen wrote:
Bob Parsons Alberta. wrote:vintage problems in the north?


From the (all too few, if I may say so) wines I've had, it is an acidic vintage in the North. Some friends of mine actively dislike the character, but I've rather liked the few I've had. Though I guess I do tolerate tart, screeching acidity quite well. ;)

Otto,
I'm with you on the 96 vintage in the North. It has a reputation for screaming acidity, but in most instances it suits my palate just fine. It also helped that the vintage's reputation led to slightly lower/reasonable pricing as acid-o-phobes ran away in droves buying all the 1997 Cali-cabs they could find. In fact, my wine-steal of the 20th century were some bottles of 1996 Chapoutier La Mordoree Cote Rotie in the close-out bin for $3.99.
Bill
Smile, it gives your face something to do!
User avatar
User

Dale Williams

Rank

Compassionate Connoisseur

Posts

8018

Joined

Tue Mar 21, 2006 5:32 pm

Location

Dobbs Ferry, NY (NYC metro)

Re: WTN: `96 Chapoutier Hermitage Monier de la Sizeranne.

by Dale Williams » Mon Jan 29, 2007 5:28 pm

While I tend to like acidity, I just found the '96 Sizeranne rather boring (like Bob). I have one left, plan on revisiting it at 15 to see if it improved. The '90 version was very good, though.

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

Powered by phpBB ® | phpBB3 Style by KomiDesign