2016 Ermitage Le Méal, M. Chapoutier

Critic score
95.5/100
Pricing
Bottle
From a client
3 available
£272.68

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Le Méal, Hermitage, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
  • Maturity
    Ready 2021 - 2051
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2016 Ermitage Le Méal, M. Chapoutier

TASTING NOTES

The 2016 Ermitage le Meal shows distinctly more crushed stone character than Les Greffieux, but it still maintains a strong fruit component. Cassis, blackberries and raspberries all mingle on the palate of this full-bodied, tannic and richly concentrated wine, lingering on the layered, velvety finish.

Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate
(94—97)/100
M. Chapoutier

The name Chapoutier has long been associated with the northern Rhône thanks to the calibre of their plots around the region, but it was only once Michel Chapoutier took control of the family business in 1988 that quality accelerated it to become the world-class concern it is today. Michel Chapoutier is undoubtedly one of the greatest winemakers of our time, and has successfully extended his business to include vineyards in the Roussillon, Alsace and Australia. But his Northern Rhône Syrahs and Marsannes of exquisite quality remain the main attraction.

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