1996 Chapoutier - Ermitage Le Pavillon 750ml

France - Northern Rhone - Hermitage/ Red / Syrah   |     Watch

WA 96   IWC 92-94   WS 94   JR 17.5   Collector 93
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Professional Reviews For This Wine


Wine Advocate | Rating: 96

The 1996 Hermitage Le Pavillon needs at least a decade of cellaring. The wine possesses a saturated black/purple color, in addition to fabulously sweet aromas of blackberries, framboise, blueberries, violets, roasted herbs, and meats. Massively concentrated and full-bodied, with staggering levels of extract, this wine is super pure, with high tannin, good but not intrusive acidity, and a 45-second finish. This is one of the superstars of the vintage in France! Importer: Paterno Imports, Lake Bluff, IL; tel. (847) 604-8900

Drink Dates: 2010-2050
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 121

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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92-94

Saturated ruby. Deep aromas of cassis, blueberry, game, woodsmoke and iron. Thick, powerful and gamey in the mouth; has the texture and thickness not yet shown by Chapoutier's '96 Hermitage Méal. Primal dark berry and violet notes. Explosive fruit on the very long aftertaste, which features huge, chewy tannins. Neither particularly sauvage nor especially austere. Should be a beauty with seven or eight years of bottle aging. A great performance for the vintage.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 82

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Wine Spectator | Rating: 94

What a silky wine. Lush and ripe, with elegance, it coats the palate with the finest, most velvety tannins, providing loads of pleasure with its mocha, plum, wild berry, grilled meat flavors. Full-bodied, with excellent intensity on the smooth, lingering finish. Delicious.

Drink Dates: 1998-2008
Author: Per-Henrik Mansson


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Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17.5

Tiny yields.Very dark blackish crimson. Sweet and the only wine here that seems at all marked by oak. Even though they apparently use only 50% new oak. Treacle toffee nose though bone dry. Very complete and evolved - much more developed than the Chave 1996. Slightly dry tannins on the finish. Not quite as assured as later vintages. But very sweet and smooth and polished. If you were very cruel and crude you might call this slightly 'American'.

Drink Dates: 2005-2017
Author: Jancis Robinson


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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 95
Author: thirsty boy
Tasted On: 07/02/2008
Drink Dates: 2007-2012
Drank with Pum and Kamon at the Pullman. Was a bit tight upon opening, but after about 2 hours in the decanter opened beautifully. Very full bodied, rich and dense without sweetness. Dark cherry essence lingered for ages on finish. Loved this.

Rating: 90
Author: hedben
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 01/02/2011
Drink Dates: 2015-2040
This is looking promising but needs time. Deep red hue,tannins.Too harsh now but once the tannins mellowed this can be great. Not really enjoyable now. Rating it 90 but with significant improvment potential

Average rating: 93, based on 6 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

432 bottles owned by 115 collectors.

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About This Producer


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."

See other similar producers: E. Guigal, Domaine Charvin

Wine Varietal: Syrah


While the rest of the world is calling it "Syrah," Australia and South Africa stick to "Shiraz," their name for the same grape. Previously it was thought that the name Shiraz originated from a city in Persia where the Syrah grape was believed to have originated. Recently U.S. and French researchers demystified the name debate when they discovered that the Syrah grape was indigenous to France. Intense, robust and sometimes referred to as "manly," Syrah grows principally in the Northern Rhone. The spicy, peppery grape also grows abundantly in Australia, South Africa, and California, where it takes on a softer, thicker character than its French version. Typical descriptors for Syrah include blackberry, dark chocolate, mint, eucalyptus, smoked meat, black pepper, liquorice, and cloves.

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