The place for all things wine, focused on serious wine discussions.
User avatar
User

Jason Hagen

Rank

Wine guru

Posts

666

Joined

Mon Aug 21, 2006 6:03 pm

Location

SoCal

WTN: 1999 Chapoutier St Joseph (Les Granits)

by 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.

Cheers,
Jason
no avatar
User

Rahsaan

Rank

Wild and Crazy Guy

Posts

6990

Joined

Tue Mar 28, 2006 9:20 pm

Location

Chapel Hill, NC

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

by Rahsaan » Tue Sep 19, 2006 2:22 am

Glad you liked it. Do you know if Les Granits is a vineyard or a cuvee?
User avatar
User

Jason Hagen

Rank

Wine guru

Posts

666

Joined

Mon Aug 21, 2006 6:03 pm

Location

SoCal

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

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

I believe it is a cuvee. IIRC

Jason
User avatar
User

Gregg G

Rank

Ultra geek

Posts

162

Joined

Fri Mar 24, 2006 6:10 pm

Location

Atwater Village, CA.

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

by 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.
Regards,
Gregg
User avatar
User

Jason Hagen

Rank

Wine guru

Posts

666

Joined

Mon Aug 21, 2006 6:03 pm

Location

SoCal

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

by 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.

J

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], Google [Bot], Google Adsense [Bot] and 10 guests

Powered by phpBB ® | phpBB3 Style by KomiDesign