2008 Chapoutier Ermitage Cuvee de l'Oree
Marsanne - 750ML
  • WA 94
  • WS 94
  • NM 92
  • IWC 92

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In Stock: 14 btls
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ETA: Pending

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WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2011
Slightly better is the 600-case cuvee of 2008 Ermitage Cuvee de l’Oree. This brilliant white Hermitage from the top of the granite dome of this appellation offers notes of roasted hazelnuts, nectarine oil, citrus, quince... Slightly better is the 600-case cuvee of 2008 Ermitage Cuvee de l’Oree. This brilliant white Hermitage from the top of the granite dome of this appellation offers notes of roasted hazelnuts, nectarine oil, citrus, quince and crushed rocks. Astonishingly full-bodied and rich, particularly in view of the vintage conditions, it is exceeded in quality ever so slightly by the two white Hermitages that follow. - Robert Parker
WS 94
Wine Spectator, November 2010
Racy and invigorating in feel, with dried chamomile flower and lime zest notes leading the way, backed by vibrant anise, fennel, white peach, salted butter and quinine notes. Picks up a touch of golden raisin on the... Racy and invigorating in feel, with dried chamomile flower and lime zest notes leading the way, backed by vibrant anise, fennel, white peach, salted butter and quinine notes. Picks up a touch of golden raisin on the superlong finish. Drink now through 2018. 40 cases imported. –JM
NM 92
Neal Martin's Wine Journal, November 2009
(NM90-92 points) This has a coquettish nose of pear skin, apricot, a touch of peach and lemon zest. Good definition. The palate has CO2 on the entry, good acidity, a nutty mid-palate, crushed stones leading towards the... (NM90-92 points) This has a coquettish nose of pear skin, apricot, a touch of peach and lemon zest. Good definition. The palate has CO2 on the entry, good acidity, a nutty mid-palate, crushed stones leading towards the bitter finish. Good nervosite and tension but missing some length at the moment.
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 2011
Yellow-gold. Intensely perfumed aromas of poached pear, tropical fruits, honey and baking spices, with exotic iodine and licorice notes that expand with air. Lush and creamy in texture, with deep mango and pear nectar... Yellow-gold. Intensely perfumed aromas of poached pear, tropical fruits, honey and baking spices, with exotic iodine and licorice notes that expand with air. Lush and creamy in texture, with deep mango and pear nectar flavors and a refreshing jolt of zesty citrus fruits adding lift. The iodine note repeats on a long, sappy, penetrating finish. - Josh Raynolds
Color & Type White
Varietal Marsanne
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Northern Rhone
Vintage 2008

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.