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2010 Ermitage L'Ermite Rouge M. Chapoutier (750ml)
Producer: M. Chapoutier chapoutier.com
Appellation: Hermitage - Vallée du Rhône - France (AOC)
Type: red
Varietal: Syrah
Maturity: Hold
Rating: n/a
Est. Price: n/a
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rated (2006 vintage, 750ml bottle) : November 5, 2009 , Wine Spectator winespectator.com
97 points " This Northern Rhône red is tightly wound, but also supersleek and racy, with a terrific beam of blackberry and raspberry ganache pushed by graphite, iron and violet notes. Long and extremely precise, with a terrific mouthwatering undertow. Best from 2010 through 2026. 955 cases made. –JM "
rated (2001 vintage, 1.5l bottle) : March 19, 2010 , RP
98 points "The black-colored 2001 Ermitage l’Ermite may be equal to the perfect 1996. Awesome levels of kirsch liqueur, licorice, and white flowers are followed by a superbly concentrated, etched, long, deep wine with multiple layers, a fabulous texture, and virtually perfect balance as well as harmony. Possessing great stature and intensity, it is a monumental achievement. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2040. These uncompromising offerings from a young genius are not meant for consumers who want something to drink immediately. They are the essence of bio-dynamically farmed vineyard sites cropped incredibly low, given extended fermentations with indigenous yeasts, and rarely touched until they go into the bottle unfined and unfiltered. In most vintages, the wines are not even racked off their lees, which only adds to their natural style. These are truly remarkable wines, but for most readers, patience is the operative rule as they generally need a good 8-10 years to strut their stuff. " Best 2012-2040
rated (2000 vintage, 750ml bottle) : July 27, 2005 , Robert Parker erobertparker.com
99 points "I grossly underestimated the 2000 Ermitage l'Ermite from barrel. This wine, which emerges from largely pre-phylloxera vines planted on the dome of Hermitage, adjacent to the chapel that is perched there so photogenically, possesses extraordinary finesse and elegance. It reveals notes of liquid minerals intermixed with kirsch liqueur and blackberries. While it never possesses the power and breadth of flavor of Le Meal or Le Pavillon, l'Ermite appears to be a hypothetical blend of Bordeaux's Lafleur and Ausone as it always displays a certain austerity early in life. The extraordinary 2000 flirts with perfection. A provocative wine with great minerality, finesse, and delineation, it blew me away when I tasted it from bottle. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2035." Best 2009-2035