2007 Chapoutier Ermitage Cuvee de l'Oree
Marsanne - 1.5L
  • WA 96
  • WS 94
  • IWC 92

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WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2009
The 2007 Ermitage Cuvee de l'Oree reveals a light gold color as well as a rich nose of flowers intermixed with honeyed oranges apricots quince and currants. Deep full-bodied and multidimensional it should drink nicely for... The 2007 Ermitage Cuvee de l'Oree reveals a light gold color as well as a rich nose of flowers intermixed with honeyed oranges apricots quince and currants. Deep full-bodied and multidimensional it should drink nicely for 30+ years.
WS 94
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, May 2010
Extremely pure with macadamia nut chamomile salted butter Jonagold apple quince and glazed white peach notes that all move seamlessly through the porcelain-textured finish. Drink now through 2020. 777 cases made. -JM
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, February 2009
Green-gold. Sexy tangerine beeswax floral honey and brown spice scents. Completely saturates the palate with lush melon pit and exotic fruit qualities plus an array of mineral and floral flavors. Even richer on the very... Green-gold. Sexy tangerine beeswax floral honey and brown spice scents. Completely saturates the palate with lush melon pit and exotic fruit qualities plus an array of mineral and floral flavors. Even richer on the very long finish. You could drink this now without shame.
Color & Type White
Varietal Marsanne
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Northern Rhone
Appellation Hermitage
Vintage 2007

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.