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2010 M. Chapoutier Ermitage L'Ermite

FRANCE / RHÔNE / HERMITAGE
  • 100 WA
  • 99 WS
  • 95 IWC
  • 93 JR
  • Variety
    Syrah
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SKU: 49913-2010

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 95

    Glass-staining purple. Powerful, room-filling aromas of dark fruit liqueur, sandalwood, mocha, licorice and potpourri. Stains the palate with weighty dark berry and bitter cherry flavors, a sappy floral pastille nuance adding an exotic touch. Silky tannins come up with air and build through a remarkably long, chewy, smoke- and spice-accented finish. This wine has gained structure and power since last year and really should be stashed away and forgotten for a good long while.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: March/April 2013
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 18

    Spicy and rich yet dry and smooth and polished. Sweet, sinewy. But for the very long term. Very firm chewy end.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 99

    Stunning, with a seemingly bottomless well of blackberry confiture, plum sauce and blackberry pƒte de fruit flavors allied to an intense wrought-iron spine that lends an authoritative feel through the finish. An intense, strident, supremely confident rendering of terrific terroir in a superb vintage.
    Author: James Molesworth
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 100

    The 2010 Ermitage l'Ermite (454 cases produced) is another perfect wine. Completely different than Le Pavillon, l'Ermite is always slightly more austere. It comes from a 7.5-acre parcel of sandy, granitic soils at the top of the Hill of Hermitage that produces both red and white compelling Hermitages, somewhat unusual in this tiny appellation. The black/purple-colored 2010 l'Ermite exhibits a tight, more mineral-dominated set of aromatics offering up hints of blue and black fruits, charcoal, steak tartare and an unmistakable floral note. This full-bodied, more austere and tannic effort reveals extraordinary weight, palate penetration and purity. It represents the concentrated essence of a specific site as well as the Syrah grape planted in this magical appellation. Forgot it for 10-15 years, possibly two decades, and drink it over the following 50-75 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
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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

    • 109 bottles owned
    • 25 collectors