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2001 M. Chapoutier Ermitage L'Ermite

FRANCE / RHÔNE / HERMITAGE
  • 100 WA
  • 96 WS
  • 93 IWC
  • Variety
    Syrah

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SKU: 49913-2001

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$189.95

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 96

    A stunner. This steel-plated version is set up for long-term cellaring, though its blackberry and boysenberry fruit is tantalizingly accessible now. Exercise restraint, however, and let the racy tannins carry it while all the coffee bean, cocoa powder, mineral, fig and anise flavors integrate fully. A really beautiful wine.
    Author: James Molesworth
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    Bright ruby-red. High-toned aromas of dark fruits, pepper, spice and mint. Tightly wound and brisk; evolving very slowly and showing limited texture today. Tannins are quite firm, even a bit tough, but the finish offers lovely aromatic interest.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: January/February 2003
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 100

    The black-colored 2001 Ermitage l'Ermite may be equal to the perfect 1996. Awesome levels of kirsch liqueur, licorice, and white flowers are followed by a superbly concentrated, etched, long, deep wine with multiple layers, a fabulous texture, and virtually perfect balance as well as harmony. Possessing great stature and intensity, it is a monumental achievement.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: RDV
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

  • 408 bottles owned
  • 67 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 92
    (Out of 67 collectors)