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1989 Hermitage La Sizeranne M. Chapoutier (750ml)
Producer: M. Chapoutier chapoutier.com
Appellation: Hermitage - Vallée du Rhône - France (AOC)
Type: red
Varietal: Syrah
Maturity: Drink/Mature
Rating: Excellent
Est. Price: US$89.00
Tasting Notes:
rated: August 1, 1991 , Wine Spectator winespectator.com
89 points "Dense and concentrated, with opulent prune and blackberry aromas and flavors that persist into a long, powerful finish. Tannins are present, but not overwhelming. Has a sense of elegance that cellaring until 1995 to 2000 should polish nicely."
rated: June 1, 1996 , Robert Parker erobertparker.com
90 points "The 1989 La Sizeranne was aged in 40% new oak casks and was produced from yields that did not exceed 30 hectoliters per hectare. It is an organically made, unfined, unfiltered wine that is drinking surprisingly well. The dark ruby/purple color exhibits no signs of age. The bouquet leaps from the glass, offering up aromas of cassis, minerals, smoky oak, and herbs. In the mouth, this rich, powerful, concentrated, superripe wine offers succulence and delineation. The tannins are noticeable, but ripe and unobtrusive. Anticipated maturity: now-2010. Last tasted 6/96" Best 1996-2010