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1990 M. Chapoutier Ermitage Le Pavillon

FRANCE / RHÔNE / HERMITAGE
  • 100 WA
  • 85 WS
  • 90 JR
  • Variety
    Syrah
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SKU: 49915-1990-750

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  • Rating: 18

    Full, round, spicy and layered. There's some liquorice here too. Initially this impressed by being rich and mouthfilling but as it developed in the glass it dried out. I'd say it's ready to drink now.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 85

    Dark, dense and concentrated. A firm-textured wine with a strong smoky character that threads through the powerful berry and spice flavors. The earthy notes are disturbing.
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 100

    The 1990 Le Pavilion is as compelling as the 1989. It exhibits slightly less opulence, but more power and weight. Black colored, with an extraordinary perfume of licorice, sweet blackcurrants, smoke, and minerals, it coats the palate with layer upon layer of decadently rich, superconcentrated, nearly viscous Syrah flavors. There is amazing glycerin, a chewy, unctuous texture, and phenomenal length. The tannins, which are considerable when analyzed, are virtually obscured by the massive quantities of fruit. I hope I live to see the day when Chapoutier's 1990 Ermitage Le Pavilion, Chave's 1990 Hermitage, and Jaboulet's 1990 Hermitage La Chapelle are fully mature! What a trio of wines these three producers have produced from this historic appellation! My best guess for the aging potential of the Ermitage Le Pavilion is that it is more forward than both the Chave and Jaboulet Hermitages, but should you have the good fortune to find a bottle or two, do not open it for at least 7-10 years. It should last for 30-40 years. Last tasted 12/95.
    Drink Dates: 2002 - 2035
    Author: Robert Parker
    Issue: Rhone Book
  • Self | Rating:

    Drink Dates: 2006-2029
    Author: rhwinecellar
This firm, founded in 1808, is the proprietor of 175 key acres of vines in five Rhone Valley appellations. Since the retirement of Max Chapoutier in 1989, his son Michel has revamped the winemaking process, and in doing so has elevated the stature of Chapoutier wines to rival some of the greatest in the region. The firm farms its vineyards biodynamically, and believes in the concept of monocepage, or the idea that each wine is produced entirely from a single grape variety. Chapoutier believes that blending mutes, rather than enhances, the character he seeks from his wines. Today the Chapoutier wines are considered benchmarks for the region, and other producers have begun to borrow the techniques and practices that Michel has been perfecting for nearly two decades. Perhaps Robert Parker, in his monumental book The World's Greatest Wine Estates, sums up the Chapoutier firm best: "A true biodynamically run estate since 1989, the objective has been to produce the purest and most natural expressions of terroir possible. Every decision is based on enhancing the characteristics of a wine's terroir, varietal character, and vintage trademark. In short, it is the earth that inspires this firm."

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Collector Data For This Wine

  • 322 bottles owned
  • 75 collectors