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2010 M. Chapoutier Ermitage Le Meal Blanc

FRANCE / RHÔNE / HERMITAGE
  • 100 WA
  • 97 WS
  • 96 IWC
  • 85 JR
  • Variety
    Marsanne
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SKU: 82513-2010-750-1A

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 96

    Light, bright gold. A highly perfumed bouquet evokes candied citrus fruits, nectarine, honeysuckle and beeswax, with a bright mineral overtone. Juicy, precise and deeply concentrated, offering fresh orchard fruit flavors and suggestions of bitter citrus pith and chalky minerals. Gains weight and power with air while maintaining its vivacity and finishes with outstanding clarity, thrust and persistence.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: March/April 2013
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    Lightly stinky nose. Very broad and quite fresh on the edge of the palate. Racy and edgy. Good undertow. More tension than in the Ermitage de l'Or‚e. A Chinese customer identified the tomato, possibly even tomato ketchup, in this wine.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 97

    Remarkably lush, with wonderful poise, this carries hefty layersof creamed peach, ginger, graham cracker, piecrust and driednectarine suavely, revealing a frame of bitter citrus oil and toastedcoconut notes on the finish. Should unwind slowly.
    Drink Dates: 2015-2035
    Author: James Molesworth
    Issue: Oct 15, 2013
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 100

    The 2010 Ermitage le Meal Blanc is pure perfection in a glass. One of the densest, most concentrated, decadent and thrilling whites I've tasted, it offers a sensational bouquet of crème caramel, caramelized peach, crushed rock and smoke. Unctuous and chewy on the palate, with awesome depth of fruit, it has thrilling purity, laser focus and a finish that just won't quit. White wine does not get any better and it will have an incredible 50+ years of longevity.
    Drink Dates: 2015 - 2060
    Author: Jeb Dunnuck
    Issue: Special Report (Sep 2015)
  • Vinous | Rating: 96

    Light, bright gold. A highly perfumed bouquet evokes candied citrus fruits, nectarine, honeysuckle and beeswax, with a bright mineral overtone. Juicy, precise and deeply concentrated, offering fresh orchard fruit flavors and suggestions of bitter citrus pith and chalky minerals. Gains weight and power with air while maintaining its vivacity and finishes with outstanding clarity, thrust and persistence.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: Mar 2013
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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

    • 68 bottles owned
    • 18 collectors