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2012 M. Chapoutier Ermitage Cuvée de L'Oree Blanc

  • 99 WA
  • 97 WS
  • 94 IWC
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SKU: 49911-2012-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

    Bright yellow. Pure and expressive on the nose, displaying scents of orange zest, poached pear, honeysuckle and chalky minerals. Intense, finely etched orchard fruit and floral flavors are strikingly concentrated, focused and refreshing. Impeccably balanced, precise and mineral-driven white Hermitage with superb finishing bite.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: March/April 2014
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 97

    Densely layered, with ginger gelAce, creamed pineapple, heather honey and lemon shortbread notes, all offset by a racy salted butter spine. Bright honeysuckle and chamomile accents dapple the finish, which shows terrific length and definition.
    Drink Dates: 2015-2022
    Author: James Molesworth
    Issue: May 31, 2015
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 99

    The 2012 Ermitage Cuvee de l'Oree is still firing on all cylinders, sporting heavenly notes of powdered rock, white flowers, honeyed orange blossom, white currants and a saltiness that keeps you coming back to the glass. Full-bodied, voluptuous and decadent, drink it anytime over the coming 2-3 decades.
    Drink Dates: 2014 - 2042
    Author: Jeb Dunnuck
    Issue: 216
  • Vinous | Rating: 94

    Limpid gold. A bright, intensely perfumed bouquet displays fresh pit fruits, tangerine, pungent flowers and Thai basil, with a zesty mineral nuance building quickly. Rich yet energetic, showing excellent focus and depth to its juicy peach and orange flavors. Becomes spicier on the finish, which features chalky tannins and a touch of floral honey. Manages to be both rich and lithe, and has the capacity to reward extended cellaring.
    Drink Dates: 2017 - 2035
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: Feb 2015
  • Jeb Dunnuck | Rating: 99

    The 2012 Cuvée De L’Orée continues to drink brilliantly and is starting to show a touch of maturity. Offering a heavenly nose of white flowers, honeyed white currants, rocks, quince, and poached pears, it offers an incredible, full-bodied, powerful style on the palate that stays perfectly balanced. It’s a thrilling wine to enjoy over the coming 20 years or more.
    Drink Dates: 2019 - 2039
    Author: Jeb Dunnuck
    Issue: Up From The Cellar #7 & Misc New Releases
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: Red Sox Fan
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

  • 40 bottles owned
  • 10 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 93
    (Out of 10 collectors)