2005 Chapoutier Ermitage l'Ermite

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  • Syrah
  • 6L
  • WA 99
  • WS 98

Reviews for 2005 Chapoutier Ermitage l'Ermite

WA 99
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2008
Lastly from the very dome of the granite hill of Ermitage is the 2005 Ermitage l'Ermite. An extraordinarily powerful wine that probably needs 10-15 years in the bottle (last year I thought 20 was probably conservative)... Lastly from the very dome of the granite hill of Ermitage is the 2005 Ermitage l'Ermite. An extraordinarily powerful wine that probably needs 10-15 years in the bottle (last year I thought 20 was probably conservative) this is a 100-year wine and probably best appreciated by our descendants rather than anyone currently over the age of 30. Dense purple to the rim with notes of crushed rock charcoal roasted meats and enormous quantities of blue and black fruits this wine is almost painfully rich and thick with mouthsearing levels of tannin and zesty acidity. Monumental! Anticipated maturity: 2020-2080.
WS 98
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, July 2008
Supersleek and racy with layers of red and black licorice snap red and black currant plum sauce coffee iron and violet. Incredibly long with superb minerality that keeps it all harnessed leaving a nearly salinelike feel... Supersleek and racy with layers of red and black licorice snap red and black currant plum sauce coffee iron and violet. Incredibly long with superb minerality that keeps it all harnessed leaving a nearly salinelike feel on the tangy finish. A steel-plated red that should age beautifully. Best from 2010 through 2030. 617 cases made. –JM