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Chapoutier Ermitage ‘Le Pavillon’

£134.40

A fine red colour, very deep and intense. Aromas of liquorice and spice. A full, generous taste with balanced tannic structure and notes of black fruits and spice. Amazingly long lived, this wine will continue easily for another 15-20 years, but if opened now will give you an amazing depth and complexity with the fruit earthy and smoky but wonderfully fresh with balanced acidity.

Description

The story began with Michel Chapoutier, a unique man with a thirst for knowledge, definitely one of a kind. Michel is open minded and always willing to learn. He seeks to discover and reflect the full potential of his terroirs and let the soils express their true character. That which gives the wines their signature style. This now forms the basis of the M. CHAPOUTIER ethos and the team strives to reveal the very best of what the soils have to offer

Jancis Robinson

  Just 700 cases. Subsection of Bessards. 50% new oak. Very dark crimson. Rich and spicy on the nose. A little dusty on the palate but chock full of life. There’s a biology lesson in here, it’s so alive. Quite opulent and brazen. Maybe not the purest Hermitage but certainly very satisfying. 18/20 points. (JR)   (7/2009)

Additional information

Country

France

Region

Rhone

Grape

Syrah

Style

Cassis, Dark Berry, Full Bodied, long finish, Minerally, Rich, Spicy, Structured Tannins

ABV

13.5%

Vintage

1999