Chapoutier Luberon 2014


There are only so many appellations I can remember and I'm afraid Luberon isn't one of them.  The possibility that it may, on examination, prove to be a planet in the Alderaan system remained a stubborn thought.  Closer investigation however reveals Luberon to be a fashionable and very sunny wine region sitting between the Rhône Valley and Provence and producing reds based on syrah and grenache.  The wine?  The 2014 Luberon from Chapoutier has aromatics of sweet cherry, game and raspberry.  The palate is medium bodied and balanced.  Perfectly pleasant for the humble price of $13.

Rating: Acceptable
Abv: 13.5%
Price: $13
Vendors and website: http://www.mchapoutieraustralia.com
Tasted: 2016

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3 comments:

  1. Is it wrong that I always see Luberon and just think 'lube on'. Sigh. I drove past the Luberon massif back in September but didn't stop, instead heading straight down to Hyeres. Might have been fun!

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  2. I have tasted Luberon wine and according to me it’s good. Thanks for sharing this post, it’s very helpful.

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  3. I still struggle remembering the much closer NZ subregions starting with "W", despite various attempts, so I am certainly not one to judge!

    And naturally good to see Luberon comes recommended! This wine was pleasant too.

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