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1993 Chapoutier - Ermitage Cuvee de L'Oree Blanc

FRANCE / RHONE / HERMITAGE

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SKU: 49911-1993-750-3A
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

    The 1993 Cuvee de l'Oree has developed more nuances, offering up liquid granitelike aromas combined with honey, smoke, and flowery scents. There is even a hint of overripe peaches. The wine possesses great fruit, a layered, viscous texture, huge quantities of alcohol and glycerin, and a blockbuster finish. It is an utterly massive example of white Hermitage, exceeded in size, glycerin level, and intensity only by the 1992 Ermitage Cuvee de l'Oree.
    Drink Dates: 1996-2012
    Author: Robert Parker
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  • 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

    • 47 bottles owned
    • 18 collectors