Wine Region: Rhone Valley - France Grape: Marsanne
Tasting notes: The colour is an intense golden yellow, with hints of green and gold. The wine has very intense, hot shingles, toffee, very ripe, fruity lemon with floral overtones of acacia and hawthorn. The palate has a well-rounded start, full-bodied, very complex with overtones of ripe fruits, spices, and roasting. Very long in the mouth, with a fresh final note.
About the winery: Michel is a seventh-generation Chapoutier winemaker at Tain-L'Hermitage, having acquired the family estate in 1990. Michel earned a reputation for producing wines that are highly representative of where they are grown, true "snapshots of the terroir".
Expert Rating: Wine Advocate: 93/100
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