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2009 M. Chapoutier Ermitage Cuvée de L'Oree Blanc

FRANCE / RHÔNE / HERMITAGE
  • 100 WA
  • 97 WS
  • 93 IWC
  • Variety
    Marsanne

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SKU: 49911-2009-750

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 97

    A ripe, full-bodied style, with fig, creamed pear, McIntosh apple and melon flavors laced with sweetened butter and guided by a macadamia nut edge on the finish. Youthfully raw and a bit unbridled right now, but this should settle into itself with time.
    Author: James Molesworth
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 100

    There are 477 cases of the light gold-colored 2009 Ermitage Cuvee de l'Oree, which I would be happy to insert in a blind tasting against the world's greatest dry white wines, including Montrachet. The famous gout de petrol is there along with hints of citrus oil, wet steel, crushed rocks, quince, white currants, anise and honeysuckle. Very full, with off-the-charts intensity, this wine was fashioned from yields of 13 hectoliters per hectare (which is financial suicide) from 90 to 100-year old Marsanne vines. The result is an amazingly concentrated white wine that should drink well for 50+ years.
    Drink Dates: 2011 - 2061
    Author: Robert Parker
    Issue: 198
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    Vivid yellow. Intense apple and pear aromas are complicated by smoky minerals, ginger and honey. Rich, dense and supple, with ripe orange and orchard fruit flavors that fully coat the palate. Clean and penetrating on the long, smoky finish, which features exotic tropical fruit and floral qualities.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: March/April 2012
  • Vinous | Rating: 93

    Vivid yellow. Intense apple and pear aromas are complicated by smoky minerals, ginger and honey. Rich, dense and supple, with ripe orange and orchard fruit flavors that fully coat the palate. Clean and penetrating on the long, smoky finish, which features exotic tropical fruit and floral qualities.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: Mar 2012
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 97

    A ripe, full-bodied style, with fig, creamed pear, McIntosh apple and melon flavors laced with sweetened butter and guided by a macadamia nut edge on the finish. Youthfully raw and a bit unbridled right now, but this should settle into itself with time. Best from 2015 through 2027. 477 cases made. — JM
    Drink Dates: 2015-2027
    Author: James Molesworth
    Issue: Jun 30, 2012
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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

    • 66 bottles owned
    • 19 collectors