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2015 Chapoutier - Ermitage Le Pavillon

FRANCE / RHONE / HERMITAGE
abv 14.0%
    • Variety
      Syrah
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    SKU: 49915-2015-750-0
    • Wine Spectator | Rating: 97

      Lovely, featuring dark, plush, velvety layers of warmed fig, boysenberry and black currant confiture notes, inlaid with loam and graphite accents. Offers ample singed mesquite toast and good drive through the finish. Very well-built, with ample depth and energy in reserve. Best from 2020 through 2040. 808 cases made.
      Drink Dates: 2020-2040
      Author: James Molesworth
    • Wine Advocate | Rating: 99

      Surely a 100-point wine in nearly any other context, the 2015 Ermitage le Pavillon is a terrific wine. Full-bodied and intense, it offers tremendous notes of crushed stone, mocha and ripe plum given shape and texture by powerful yet ripe tannins. The finish is nearly endless, oozing with essence of granite and balanced by bright acids. Wow.
      Drink Dates: 2028-2050
      Author: Joe Czerwinski
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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

    • 30 bottles owned
    • 7 collectors