Hermitage Monier de la Sizeranne Chapoutier 1998
Chapoutier is one of the biggest companies in the Rhône Valley acting both as a producer and a négociant, with activity across all of the major appellations. Hermitage Monier de la Sizeranne is 100% Syrah from the prime vineyard sites of Les Bessards, Le Méal and Les Greffieux. The 1998 is now approaching full maturity and offers up delicious notes of black fruits, woodsmoke, truffle, leather and earth. With tannins almost all resolved it is smooth and silky on the palate with fabulous ripeness of fruit and a long, lingering finish.