2005 Chapoutier Ermitage Cuvee de l'Oree
Marsanne - 750ML
  • WA 99
  • WS 96
  • JR 95
  • IWC 94
  • NM 93

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WA 99
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, March 2016
Deep, rich and full-throttle, yet still elegant and focused, the 2005 Ermitage Cuvee de l’Oree is 100% Marsanne from the Les Murets lieu-dit and was brought up all in demi-muids. Offering off the hook notes of quince... Deep, rich and full-throttle, yet still elegant and focused, the 2005 Ermitage Cuvee de l’Oree is 100% Marsanne from the Les Murets lieu-dit and was brought up all in demi-muids. Offering off the hook notes of quince, honeysuckle, liquid rock, orange blossom and sautéed peach, this beauty hits the palate with full-bodied richness, notable freshness and purity, and a crazy long finish. White wine doesn’t get much better, and this beauty will have another two to three decades of longevity. - Jeb Dunnuck
WS 96
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, June 2008
Gushes with creamy-textured, superripe layers of fig, green almond, pear and Cavaillon melon, all carried by well-embedded acidity. The long, driving finish pumps out additional hints of mango and green plum. Best from... Gushes with creamy-textured, superripe layers of fig, green almond, pear and Cavaillon melon, all carried by well-embedded acidity. The long, driving finish pumps out additional hints of mango and green plum. Best from 2010 through 2025. 770 cases made. –JM
JR 95
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, January 2007
Marsanne of 60 to 70 years old on alluvial deposits from the old glacial era. Floral, blossomy aromas with real muskiness underneath – the most obvious Marsanne of these three white Ermitages, surely Marsanne at its... Marsanne of 60 to 70 years old on alluvial deposits from the old glacial era. Floral, blossomy aromas with real muskiness underneath – the most obvious Marsanne of these three white Ermitages, surely Marsanne at its most glorious? Smoky tension too but this wine is already quite advanced on the nose with a lovely fine skein of structure and chewiness underneath. Long and powerful. Pretty yummy and open. 18.5/20
IWC 94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 2008
94+ Vivid gold. Smoky pear and nectarine aromas are sharpened by lemon zest and deepened by toasty lees. Vibrant orchard and tropical fruit flavors pick up a citrus edge with air, but also gain a deep, honeyed quality... 94+ Vivid gold. Smoky pear and nectarine aromas are sharpened by lemon zest and deepened by toasty lees. Vibrant orchard and tropical fruit flavors pick up a citrus edge with air, but also gain a deep, honeyed quality. Becomes more mineral-driven and firm on the finish, which echoes the honey and lemon qualities. Talk about complex! - Josh Raynolds
NM 93
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, July 2007
A very pale lemon/creamy colour. The nose is even more subdued than the Saint Joseph "Granits" '05. Just faint hints of white flowers and a touch of melted candle-wax. The palate is very well balanced, powerful with racy... A very pale lemon/creamy colour. The nose is even more subdued than the Saint Joseph "Granits" '05. Just faint hints of white flowers and a touch of melted candle-wax. The palate is very well balanced, powerful with racy acidity. An attractive creamy texture yet it maintains its delineation and focus. Very long, waxy, musky finish but I wish to find a little more character and elegance. Very fine all the same.
Color & Type White
Varietal Marsanne
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Northern Rhone
Appellation Hermitage
Vintage 2005

Label

Chapoutier’s lauded Cuvee de l’Oree is made from Marsanne vines 60 to 70 years in age. The grapes come from the “Les Murets” plot on soil with very old fluvioglacial alluvial deposits.

De L’Oree has an intense golden yellow color, with hints of green and gold. The aromas are very intense, with hot shingles, toffee, and very ripe, fruity lemon with floral overtones of acacia and hawthorn. The wine has a well-rounded start, full body and is very complex, with overtones of ripe fruits, spices and roasting. It is very long in the mouth, with a fresh final note. Depending on the vintage, the wine can be kept from 30 to 60 years or even from 50 to 75 years.

Winery

Chapoutier

Chapoutier is one of the oldest wine producers in the Rhone Valley with a history dating back to 1808. A distant ancestor, Polydor Chapoutier, was the first to buy vines here, shifting from being a simple grape grower to making and trading his own wine. For the last two hundred years, the estate has been producing some of the greatest wines in the Rhone Valley. Today, the range also includes wines from some Roussillon appellations as well as projects in Portugal and Australia.

Under Michel Chapoutier’s leadership, quality improved and Chapoutier gained international recognition. The massive negociant and winery produces single-vineyard expressions and classic wines from a range of appellations in the north and south of the valley.

They have adopted biodynamic farming techniques and have included Braille markings on their labels since 1996. This was done from a desire to reach out to and include lovers of good wines with sight-impairments, and as a tribute to Maurice Monier of La Sizeranne, a member of the family that previously owned the vines of the same name and who invented the first abbreviated version of Braille.