M. Chapoutier Côtes du Rhône Rouge Bell…

We singled out the Chapoutier Belleruche Rouge 2005 as BBQ red wine of the year in 2007. And while you will no doubt still come across this vintage, the 2006 is now widely available in the Asia market, and is right on the money again. Notwithstanding the exceptional quality-price rapport, this unpretentious yet authentic red is full of character and the sort of wine you don't tire of. With no oak whatsoever coupled with plenty of succulent red berry fruit, it also accommodates an agreeable level of chilling, which is imperative in the summer heat. Yes, it is summer in East Asia for those in tropical zones who barbecue the year round and are oblivious to the four seasons.

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