2003 Chapoutier Ermitage Cuvee de l'Oree

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  • Marsanne
  • 750ML
  • WA 99
  • WS 95

Reviews for 2003 Chapoutier Ermitage Cuvee de l'Oree

WA 99
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2006
Nearly perfect one of the most prodigious dry white wines I have ever tasted is the 2003 Ermitage Cuvee de l'Oree. A 669-case cuvee fashioned from yields of 10 hectoliters per hectare it offers aromas and flavors beyond... Nearly perfect one of the most prodigious dry white wines I have ever tasted is the 2003 Ermitage Cuvee de l'Oree. A 669-case cuvee fashioned from yields of 10 hectoliters per hectare it offers aromas and flavors beyond anything I have previously tasted in a dry white. It tastes like a liqueur of licorice intermixed with a liqueur of honeysuckle quince and rocks. Opulent viscous and full-bodied at first glance it is seemingly fragile and over the top but it boasts extraordinary freshness and liveliness as well as monster concentration and a finish that lasts over 60 seconds. I suspect it will drink beautifully for 3-4 years then go into a funky stage and re-emerge two decades later. It may be a 100-year wine ... but who knows? Without question it is a tour de force in winemaking. Importer: Paterno Imports Lake Bluff IL; tel. (847) 604-8900
WS 95
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, May 2006
Offers a perfume of persimmon and clove-studded blood orange with a juicy palate that sports dried fruit date green almond and smoke flavors. Long racy finish is filled with salted butter and floral notes. Drink now... Offers a perfume of persimmon and clove-studded blood orange with a juicy palate that sports dried fruit date green almond and smoke flavors. Long racy finish is filled with salted butter and floral notes. Drink now through 2020. 660 cases made. –JM