2006 M. Chapoutier Grenache

M. Chapoutier Grenache

The M. Chapoutier Grenache is a big bold blend of Grenache, Syrah and old vine Carignane varieties, the 2006 M. Chapoutier Domaine de Bila-Haut Occultum Lapidem Grenache is wine that delivers loads of flavor. Aromas of dark fruit and Herbes de Provence carry into the opening flavors as they cascade across the palate boldly wrapping the taste sensors in a swirl of smoky meatiness that fulfills instantly. A medium long finish with no distractions makes this an attractive wine from an up and coming region previously not appreciated as a producer of quality. ~Marc Hinton

Rating: 89 | $20 | 14.0% ABV


About the Author:

Marc has held almost every position in the food & wine industry and is committed to Celebrating Hospitality with Pride. In addition to being the co-founder and editor-at-large for Enobytes, Marc is a wine blogger contributor to OregonLive.com (Wine Bytes) and writes the Wine Knowledge column in the print magazine About Face. The Contra Costa County Times, San Jose Mercury News, Tacoma Times Tribune and Washington Post have either interviewed or quoted Marc on his viniferous and culinary opinions. Marc has also appeared on Portland's "Vine Time" on News Radio 750 KXL and on California's Central Coast "From the Growing of the Grape to the Glass" on KUHL-AM 1410. He is also the author of A History of Pacific Northwest Cuisine: Mastodons to Molecular Gastronomy. While continuing to tenaciously search for what he may finally proclaim as his favorite wine Marc is relentless in his quest for the ultimate food and wine experience.


  1. Steven June 4, 2011 at 12:07 PM - Reply

    I had the 2009 with similar notes. Good wine overall. They also make a Côtes du Rhône Belleruche which is reasonable and good.

    • enobytes June 4, 2011 at 4:55 PM - Reply

      Thanks for the recommendation on the Belleruche, we’ll seek it out Steven!

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