2016 Ermitage de l'Ermite Blanc, M. Chapoutier

Critic score
98/100
Pricing
Bottle
2 available
£332.68

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    L'Hermite, Hermitage, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
  • Maturity
    Ready 2018 - 2035
  • Colour
    White
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2016 Ermitage de l'Ermite Blanc, M. Chapoutier

TASTING NOTES

My favorite of the white Hermitages, the 2016 Ermitage l'Ermite Blanc boasts aromas of gently toasted marshmallow and ripe pear. It's full-bodied and generous, with a rich, grainy texture balanced by brine and zest notes. While it can be enjoyed now, my feeling is that it will get better over the next decade, then drink well for at least another decade after that.

Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate
98/100
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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