2007 Chapoutier Ermitage le Meal Blanc
Marsanne - 1.5L
2007 Chapoutier Ermitage le Meal Blanc
  • WA 99
  • VN 94
  • WS 93
  • JR 93
  • NM 92

Reg: $495.00

$425.00

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Reg: $495.00

$425.00

This product is
out of stock

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WA 99
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, September 2015
I was shocked by the 2007 Ermitage le Meal Blanc and from a vintage that yielded mostly forward, supple and approachable efforts, it has stunning concentration, density, depth and texture. Still light/medium gold in...   I was shocked by the 2007 Ermitage le Meal Blanc and from a vintage that yielded mostly forward, supple and approachable efforts, it has stunning concentration, density, depth and texture. Still light/medium gold in color, it offers classic crushed-rock-like minerality, licorice, charcoal and sautéed peach characteristics to go with a lively, fresh, yet full-bore and decadent profile on the palate. It has the concentration and purity to evolve for decades, but is mind-blowing stuff today. - Jeb Dunnuck  
VN 94
Vinous, February 2009
Pale greenish gold. Orange pear hazelnut sweet butter truffle and minerals on the nose with a slow-building floral quality; like a serious Chassagne-Montrachet. Palate-staining sweet citrus and orchard fruit flavors are...   Pale greenish gold. Orange pear hazelnut sweet butter truffle and minerals on the nose with a slow-building floral quality; like a serious Chassagne-Montrachet. Palate-staining sweet citrus and orchard fruit flavors are underscored by smoky minerals and talc. The minerality seems to gain power on the finish which is strikingly pure focused and persistent. More energetic than the l'Oree and in need of more patience.  
WS 93
Wine Spectator, May 2010
A ripe, flattering style, with apricot, quince, grilled hazelnut and powdered ginger notes that all weave through the mouthwatering, floral-tinged finish. Persistent and well-knit, with the apricot note lingering. Drink...   A ripe, flattering style, with apricot, quince, grilled hazelnut and powdered ginger notes that all weave through the mouthwatering, floral-tinged finish. Persistent and well-knit, with the apricot note lingering. Drink now through 2016. – JM  
JR 93
Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, December 2008
Deep gold. Toasty nose as though this were much older than it is. Very smooth and beguiling and confident. Lots of hidden treasure here - almost as though grown on volcanic soils(!) it smoulders so much. A fascinating...   Deep gold. Toasty nose as though this were much older than it is. Very smooth and beguiling and confident. Lots of hidden treasure here - almost as though grown on volcanic soils(!) it smoulders so much. A fascinating future seems assured. 18/20  
NM 92
Neal Martin's Wine Journal, November 2008
(NM90-92 points) A slightly deeper colour than the de L-Oree but the nose lacks the same degree of delineation. Scents of acacia, honeysuckle and a touch of dried orange peel. The palate is more neutral than the de...   (NM90-92 points) A slightly deeper colour than the de L-Oree but the nose lacks the same degree of delineation. Scents of acacia, honeysuckle and a touch of dried orange peel. The palate is more neutral than the de L-Oree, more viscous and honeyed with a stoic, dry finish. Very backward and giving little away at the moment.  
Category Description
Color & Type White
Varietal Marsanne
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Northern Rhone
Vintage 2007
Size 1.5L