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2001 M. Chapoutier Ermitage Le Meal Blanc

  • 96 WA
  • 94 WS
  • 90 IWC
  • Variety

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SKU: 82513-2001-750

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 94

    Amazing. Incredibly rich, ripe and thick, it teases you with its sweet aromas. It has all the hallmarks of a dessert wine, yet on the palate, it offers layers of citrus, dried pineapple, dried fig and dried apricot, and the finish is that of a wine fermented dry. This means it should go well with cream sauces accompanying chicken and other recipes.
    Author: Per-Henrik Mansson
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90

    Deeper peach skin color. Very ripe aromas of vineyard peach, honey and smoke. Fat and thick but enlivened by bright acidity. Like a confiture of orchard fruits, with a chewy, saline quality. A warmer, more massive Hermitage blanc, in need of bottle aging.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: January/February 2003
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 96

    The 2001 Ermitage le Meal Blanc continues to impress and I've had numerous bottles over the past couple of years and they've all shown beautifully. Honeyed and caramelized, with lots of white peach, mint, orange blossom and smoke, it's full-bodied, ripe and layered on the palate, with perfect balance between its layers of fruit and acidity. My notes finished with |beautiful wine.|
    Author: Jeb Dunnuck
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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

    • 45 bottles owned
    • 13 collectors