February 24, 2007

Wine Tasting Note: Chapillon Syrah/Merlot, 2005, Cariñena, Spain

By Andrew Barrow In Wine Notes
chapillonRed.jpgChristophe Chapillon is a Frenchman and a “somewhat maverick businessman” living in Zaragoza, Spain. He recently sourced some old vine Syrah and Merlot, and asked Manuel Piquer, a renown wine-maker, to form a wine from the parcel.

Red WineWine Tasting Note: Chapillon Syrah/Merlot, 2005, Cariñena, Spain
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Smooth, medium to full bodied, packed with a medley of black-fruits and a nice edge of oak. Delicious easy drinking on its own but powerful enough to handle a nice chunk of cheddar as a late night filler. Unusually for the region the blend does not utilise any ‘native’ grapes being a blend of 50% Syrah and 50% Merlot. The characteristic pepper/spice edge from the Syrah component is evident but the wine still retains plenty of Spanish character.
Scribblings Rating – 90/100

2 Comments
  1. r.chapillon August 13, 2008

    is the chapillon wine still available

    Reply
  2. chapillon September 8, 2008

    Yes it is available at THE WINERY
    You can also contact me directly
    christophe_chapillon@yahoo.es
    christophe chapillon

    Reply

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