2007 Chapoutier Ermitage le Pavillon
Syrah - 750ML

  • WA 94
  • WS 94
  • IWC 94
  • NM 93

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$144.94

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Reg: $159.94

$144.94

This product is
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WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2009
(RP92-94 points) Made in a lighter style but still a full-bodied powerful wine the dark purple-hued 2007 Ermitage Le Pavillon reveals aromas of creme de cassis black truffles cold steel and crushed rocks. Dense and tannic... (RP92-94 points) Made in a lighter style but still a full-bodied powerful wine the dark purple-hued 2007 Ermitage Le Pavillon reveals aromas of creme de cassis black truffles cold steel and crushed rocks. Dense and tannic with good acidity resounding richness and a substantial finish it is a top-notch effort that should evolve for three decades. - Robert Parker
WS 94
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, April 2010
Shows the zesty loganberry raspberry and boysenberry fruit of the vintage with added depth and flesh while black tea pastis and briar notes fill in on the nicely grippy finish. There's impressive depth all the way... Shows the zesty loganberry raspberry and boysenberry fruit of the vintage with added depth and flesh while black tea pastis and briar notes fill in on the nicely grippy finish. There's impressive depth all the way through. Drink now through 2016. 907 cases made. -JM
IWC 94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, February 2010
Opaque ruby. Aromas of boysenberry blueberry pipe tobacco smoky spices and olive. Very rich but surprisingly energetic offering sweet dark berry compote flavors and exotic floral and tobacco notes. The spiciness returns... Opaque ruby. Aromas of boysenberry blueberry pipe tobacco smoky spices and olive. Very rich but surprisingly energetic offering sweet dark berry compote flavors and exotic floral and tobacco notes. The spiciness returns on the finish which is sappy impressively focused and extremely long. This has opened up significantly since bottling and looks very promising.
NM 93
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, November 2008
(NM91-93 points) This has an extremely ripe nose, perhaps too ripe with prune-scents augmented by plum jam. Lacking the delineation of the Le Meal. The palate is extremely sweet and ripe with notes of red cherries, cassis... (NM91-93 points) This has an extremely ripe nose, perhaps too ripe with prune-scents augmented by plum jam. Lacking the delineation of the Le Meal. The palate is extremely sweet and ripe with notes of red cherries, cassis and redcurrant. It just lacks the natural harmony of the other Ermitages but perhaps it will.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Syrah
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Northern Rhone
Appellation Hermitage
Vintage 2007

Label

Chapoutier’s Ermitage le Pavillon is made from syrah vines with an average age of 90+ years. The grapes are hand-harvested, totally de-stemmed, and fermented in concrete tanks. The wine mature in oak casks for 18 to 20 months.

Le Pavillon has a deep garnet red color with purple highlights. It is tarry and smoky on the nose with aromas of raspberry, blackberry, walnut and licorice. The wine has a complex taste and strong attack. It is velvety and balanced, with a long final finish and flavors of liquorice, tobacco and cocoa. 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.