Hermitage's King of the Hill Prospers

A horizontal tasting of 24 reds and whites shows Michel Chapoutier's 2017 vintage of Syrahs and more is another winner

Hermitage's King of the Hill Prospers
Chapoutier's Syrah vineyards atop the hill of Hermitage (Jon Wyand)
Oct 14, 2019

Wine Spectator senior editor James Molesworth visits Michel Chapoutier in Hermitage for a horizontal tasting of two dozen 2017 reds and whites.

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