2004 Chapoutier Ermitage le Pavillon

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  • Syrah
  • 1.5L
  • WE 94
  • WS 93
  • IWC 93
  • WA 92

Reviews for 2004 Chapoutier Ermitage le Pavillon

WE 94
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, September 2007
This was Chapoutier's initial microcuvée of Hermitage bottled for the first time in 1989. The 2004 version is smoky and gamy accented by pepper and a hint of rhubarb but lush red fruit flavors take over on the... This was Chapoutier's initial microcuvée of Hermitage bottled for the first time in 1989. The 2004 version is smoky and gamy accented by pepper and a hint of rhubarb but lush red fruit flavors take over on the palate gliding easily across in a creamy mass that turns chewy on the finish. Drink 2010-2020. - J.C.
WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, August 2007
Shows a supertight focus with black currant plum and blackberry fruit harnessed by supple tannins dark cocoa and a buried minerality. The long finish really fleshes out nicely in the glass. Best from 2008 through 2017. -JM
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, February 2007
Ruby-red. Vibrant raspberry and cherry skin scents are enlivened by zesty mineral and floral accents. Structured and chewy with well-focused red fruit flavors excellent depth and a graceful silky texture on the finish... Ruby-red. Vibrant raspberry and cherry skin scents are enlivened by zesty mineral and floral accents. Structured and chewy with well-focused red fruit flavors excellent depth and a graceful silky texture on the finish. There's a striking and impressive mix of bright and rich tones here. This comes from the lieu-dit Bessards.
WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2007
All of the single vineyard Ermitages turned out as good as I had hoped possibly even better. In short they are among the strongest wines one could hope for in this vintage. The 2004 Ermitage Le Pavillon is outstanding but... All of the single vineyard Ermitages turned out as good as I had hoped possibly even better. In short they are among the strongest wines one could hope for in this vintage. The 2004 Ermitage Le Pavillon is outstanding but certainly not one of the most compelling wines Michel Chapoutier has made. It is dense dark ruby/purple and seems more austere and backward than the Le Meal but I still think these are 15- to 20-year wines as opposed to the normal 50+ that the top vintages of these single vineyard Ermitages produce. Dense with black currant fruit intermixed with licorice sweet blackberries and white chocolate this is an elegant mid-weight Pavillon that should be drinking well in about 5-6 years and last 15-20. -Robert Parker