£533.00/ 0.75 L btl
Le Méal presents itself with a very deep garnet red color with violet reflections in its youth. The nose is made of ripe fruit with a subtle hint of smoke. In the mouth it reveals powerful, velvety tannins on blackberry jam. Depending on the vintage, the wine can be stored for 30 to 60 years, or even 50 to 75 years.
What does this wine taste like?
|Redcurrant red / Violet glints|
|Ripe fruit / Smoke|
|Powerful / Velvety tannins / Blackberries|
Drinking and storing
Ratings and awards
|2020||95-97 PK||95 DC|
|2019||97+ PK||17.5+ JR||98 SK||97 DC|
|2018||96-98 PK||17.5 JR||96 WS|
|2017||100 PK||17+ JR||96 SK||96 WS|
|2016||97 PK||17.5+ JR||96-97 SK|
|2015||99+ PK||18 JR||95 SK||98 WS|
|Ageing period||Between 16 and 18 months|
|Barrel age||New and one wine|
|Type of wood||Oak|
|Soil||Pebbles / Limestone|
The Maison Chapoutier lays claim to a family tradition which dates back to 1808, although it wasn't until Michel Chapoutier took control of the company in 1990 that its wines began to stand out, with a very extensive catalogue offering a variety of high quality products. Chapoutier is particularly well-known for its remarkable Hermitage wines; in this appellation, the Chapoutier maison owns its largest tract of wine-producing land, comprising 34 of the 115 hectares held...