WTN: 1999 Chapoutier St Joseph (Les Granits)

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WTN: 1999 Chapoutier St Joseph (Les Granits)

Postby Jason Hagen » Mon Sep 18, 2006 9:03 pm

1999 Chapoutier St Joseph Les Granits

Classic ripe nose. Can’t get enough. Brambly fruits lying on an oak box filled with minerals. The wine is a big baby right now. The fruit is starting to mingle with the wood really well. There is a lot going on but everything is nice and laid back. This is a great wine and should get better and better.

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Re: WTN: 1999 Chapoutier St Joseph (Les Granits)

Postby Rahsaan » Tue Sep 19, 2006 2:22 am

Glad you liked it. Do you know if Les Granits is a vineyard or a cuvee?
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Re: WTN: 1999 Chapoutier St Joseph (Les Granits)

Postby Jason Hagen » Tue Sep 19, 2006 9:11 am

I believe it is a cuvee. IIRC

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Re: WTN: 1999 Chapoutier St Joseph (Les Granits)

Postby Gregg G » Wed Sep 27, 2006 12:22 am

Jason - I had a bottle of this in April and thought it was an oaky mess. The '95 LG was much better and balanced. IMHO the LG Blancs are the real beauties. A recent '98 LG Blanc was nothing short of brillant.
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Re: WTN: 1999 Chapoutier St Joseph (Les Granits)

Postby Jason Hagen » Thu Sep 28, 2006 8:51 pm

Gregg G wrote:Jason - I had a bottle of this in April and thought it was an oaky mess. The '95 LG was much better and balanced. IMHO the LG Blancs are the real beauties. A recent '98 LG Blanc was nothing short of brillant.


I didn't find the oak out of balance on this...although it would not be for the oak adverse. I have not had the Blanc. I will track some down.

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