Originally Posted by venividivicibj
Why was chapotier so bad?
There was no guided tasting at all, it was: here is the list, point at something to try (it's a giant producer so there were like 30+ things from all over the rhone) and I will pour you a taste and walk away. But you can't try some of them (not clear which).
So I asked what we should start with, the reply was "whatever you want to try"
So I said we like all kinds of wine and are really looking for your suggestion as to where to start and how to proceed. Again the response was pretty much the same.
Maybe it's my bad for expecting a more guided or structured tasting. But I expected chapoutier of all places would be able to offer that.
Cave de Tain in comparison walked us through increasing levels of whites, explaining the differences, then did the same for reds. Was enjoyable and very informative!