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2006 M. Chapoutier Ermitage Les Greffieux

abv 15.0%
  • 100 WA
  • 95 WS
  • 95 IWC
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SKU: 98151-2006

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 95

    ($205) Opaque purple. Hugely aromatic, alluring bouquet of red berry preserves, violet, rose, smoked meat, minerals and black pepper. Saturates the palate with deep black raspberry and kirsch flavors, picking up tangy mineral and spice character with air. Utterly seamless Hermitage with outstanding finishing lift and precision.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: January/February 2009
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 100

    An incredible wine that tops out on my scale, the 2006 Ermitage Les Greffieux is massively concentrated and rich, with incredible aromas and flavors of black fruits, roasted herbs, tar, licorice and beef blood. Without a doubt the most concentrated, powerful wine in the lineup, it has the fruit and texture to make your eyes roll back in your head, but has the depth, concentration and structure to evolve for decades. From hot, dry year, I've no idea what makes this vintage so special here, but this incredible effort possesses a singular, unique profile, and is off-the-charts. Don't miss it!
    Author: Jeb Dunnuck
    Issue: 214
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 95

    Packed, almost like a 2005, with gorgeous boysenberry and blackberry confiture notes laid over loam, pastis, violet and black licorice. The long, fleshy finish is dense but seamless. Terrific purity. 305 cases made.
    Drink Dates: 2010- 2025
    Author: James Molesworth
    Issue: Jun 15, 2009
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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

    • 87 bottles owned
    • 20 collectors