2004 Chapoutier Ermitage l'Ermite

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  • Marsanne
  • 750ML
  • WA 100
  • WS 97
  • IWC 97

Reviews for 2004 Chapoutier Ermitage l'Ermite

WA 100
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2007
A compelling profoundly great wine is the 2004 Ermitage l'Ermite blanc. This is extremely limited in availability but the light gold color offers up a liqueur of pears wet rocks and honey. Citrus oil viscosity... A compelling profoundly great wine is the 2004 Ermitage l'Ermite blanc. This is extremely limited in availability but the light gold color offers up a liqueur of pears wet rocks and honey. Citrus oil viscosity extraordinary richness and acidity make this wine (like all of these Ermitages made from 100% old-vine Marsanne) just exquisite. There is nothing like these wines anywhere in the world and the fact that the single vineyard Ermitages are aged in 100% new oak yet show no trace of oak whatsoever is mind-boggling. This is exquisite wine that you either drink in its first 3-4 years or forget for two decades.
WS 97
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, August 2007
This is packed tight with a racy minerality holding the dried peach apricot and macadamia nut flavors at bay. The long tangy finish is all lean muscle with a note of fleur de sel that really stretches this out nicely... This is packed tight with a racy minerality holding the dried peach apricot and macadamia nut flavors at bay. The long tangy finish is all lean muscle with a note of fleur de sel that really stretches this out nicely. Backward now but should be dreamy in a decade. Best from 2009 through 2020. 175 cases made. -JM
IWC 97
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 2007
Green-gold. Wild pungent and leesy on the nose with a potent bouquet of ripe tangerine peach melon white truffle smoky bacon and exotic spices. This could pass for a grand cru white Burgundy on the nose. Buttery and... Green-gold. Wild pungent and leesy on the nose with a potent bouquet of ripe tangerine peach melon white truffle smoky bacon and exotic spices. This could pass for a grand cru white Burgundy on the nose. Buttery and almost surreal in its orchard fruit and exotic spice expression with a lush velvety texture and explosive finish. The flavors refuse to let up gaining intensity with air. This should be served by the spoonful.