M. Chapoutier Ermitage L'Ermite Blanc 2016 750ml - Station Plaza Wine
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M. Chapoutier Ermitage L'Ermite Blanc 2016 750ml
SKU: 09454

M. Chapoutier Ermitage L'Ermite Blanc 2016

  • jd100
  • d98
  • v96

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Jeb Dunnuck
  • jd100

The best of the lineup in 2016 is unquestionably the 2016 Ermitage L’Ermite Blanc, which is all Marsanne from the granite soils at the top of Hermitage hill that was brought up in 25% new demi-muids. Boasting a crazy bouquet of exotic tropical fruits, liquid rocks, white flowers, celery seed, and licorice, it’s deep, rich, and powerful on the palate, with the more upfront, elegant and pure style of the vintage, yet has awesome richness, fatness and opulence. It’s a legendary white that I suspect will have 4-5 decades of life..December/2018

  • d98

The 0.5 hectare plot of 100 year old vines is situated at the top of the hill behind the chapel, on sandy granite soils and exposed to the east. It is 100% barrel-fermented, and aged in 25% new oak. It has an intense, straight, searching nose. The palate is fuller and lusher than usual, but then tightens up on the finish to an intense, driving mineral force. Very long, with honeycomb, pear, quince, thyme and tarragon. Very impressive..December/2017

  • v96

Bright gold. An intensely perfumed bouquet evokes fresh pear, orange zest, smoky minerals and jasmine, along with a deeper suggestion of honey. Energetic, sharply focused citrus and orchard fruit and honeysuckle flavors stain the palate while showing zero fat. The mineral note builds steadily as the wine opens up and drives an impressively long, focused finish that features lingering floral, brioche and iodine notes..May/2018

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