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1995 M. Chapoutier Ermitage Cuvée de L'Oree Blanc

FRANCE / RHÔNE / HERMITAGE
  • 97 WA
  • 90 WS
  • Variety
    Marsanne

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SKU: 49911-1995

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 90

    Smooth and honeyed, this full-bodied white is lush and ripe, with melon, almond and white chocolate flavors. Generous and fresh, it's drinking well now but has the potential to gain complexity with age.
    Author: Per-Henrik Mansson
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 97

    The extraordinary white Hermitage Cuvee de l'Oree is mindboggling in both 1995 and 1996. Both wines represent the essence of white Hermitage. Made from 100% Marsanne from extremely old vines and microscopic yields of 12 hectoliters per hectare, the wines overwhelm any evidence of their barrique aging. Both possess extraordinary intensity, full body, the multi-layered texture of a great Montrachet, and intense, honeyed, mineral-like fruit flavors that ooze over the palate with remarkable richness, yet no sense of heaviness. These are undoubtedly the greatest white Hermitages I have ever tasted. Both should drink fabulously for another 2-3 years, and then shut down for 10-15 years. Both wines should easily last 40-50 years - assuming excellent storage.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 90

    has not come out of its funky stage yet. should be cellered for another 5 years or so
    Author: Behruz Nassre
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

  • 199 bottles owned
  • 52 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 90
    (Out of 52 collectors)