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2007 M. Chapoutier Ermitage Le Pavillon

  • 94 WA
  • 94 WS
  • 94 IWC
  • 90 JR
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SKU: 49915-2007

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

    ($250) Opaque ruby. Aromas of boysenberry, blueberry, pipe tobacco, smoky spices and olive. Very rich but surprisingly energetic, offering sweet dark berry compote flavors and exotic floral and tobacco notes. The spiciness returns on the finish, which is sappy, impressively focused and extremely long. This has opened up significantly since bottling and looks very promising.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: January/February 2010
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

    Made in a lighter style, but still a full-bodied, powerful wine, the dark purple-hued 2007 Ermitage Le Pavillon reveals aromas of creme de cassis, black truffles, cold steel, and crushed rocks. Dense and tannic, with good acidity, resounding richness, and a substantial finish, it is a top-notch effort that should evolve for three decades.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 94

    Shows the zesty loganberry, raspberry and boysenberry fruit of the vintage with added depth and flesh, while black tea, pastis and briar notes fill in on the nicely grippy finish. There's impressive depth all the way through.
    Author: James Molesworth
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 18

    Very dark crimson. So intense there is practically no nose at this stage - to begin with anyway. A little looser and fruitier than L'Ermite. Big and just a tad blowsy though it should certainly give pleasure. In spades. Lots of lift. Expanded in the glass. Very dry finish with real energy.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
    Issue: 39911
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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

    • 15 bottles owned
    • 6 collectors