2009 Chapoutier Ermitage l'Ermite
Syrah - 750ML
2009 Chapoutier Ermitage l'Ermite
  • WA 98
  • WS 98
  • JL 98
  • JD 97
  • VN 94

Reg: $325.00

$269.94

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Reg: $325.00

$269.94

This product is
out of stock

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WA 98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2011
98+ Conservatively the 2009 Ermitage l'Ermite (702 cases) needs 25-30 years of cellaring. Another monumental effort from Michel Chapoutier it possesses copious notes of smoky asphalt black truffles pen ink graphite and...   98+ Conservatively the 2009 Ermitage l'Ermite (702 cases) needs 25-30 years of cellaring. Another monumental effort from Michel Chapoutier it possesses copious notes of smoky asphalt black truffles pen ink graphite and blackberry liqueur intermixed with hints of flowers and crushed rocks. Extremely full-bodied with abundant sweet tannins amazing penetration on the palate and a long finish this historic effort should age effortlessly for 50-100+ years.  
WS 98
Wine Spectator, May 2012
This has a taut feel still with an almost searing iron edge but there's plenty of flesh in reserve with plum compote cherry pate de fruit and anise notes that slowly fill in on the lengthy finish. Offers lots of grip too...   This has a taut feel still with an almost searing iron edge but there's plenty of flesh in reserve with plum compote cherry pate de fruit and anise notes that slowly fill in on the lengthy finish. Offers lots of grip too as this slowly unwinds with air letting its iron edge stretch out even more. There's terrific spine and cut with very impressive length. Best from 2016 through 2036. 40 cases imported. - J.M.  
JL 98
TheWineCellarInsider.com, November 2017
Massive, powerful, concentrated, intense, frightfully tannic and still young. Yet, once you dig your way through its youth, the wine screams to get noticed. The textures are like molten syrah that oozes all over your...   Massive, powerful, concentrated, intense, frightfully tannic and still young. Yet, once you dig your way through its youth, the wine screams to get noticed. The textures are like molten syrah that oozes all over your palate, teeth and gums, staining everything in its path. Extreme patience is required here. Based on previous vintages, this should require, if not demand another 20-25 more years before it sheds its youth, and morphs into the mature stage of life. Read more at:https://www.thewinecellarinsider.com/wine-tasting-note/?vintage=2009&wine=M.%20Chapoutier%20Ermitage%20l%27Ermite  
JD 97
jebdunnuck.com, March 2012
Seemingly the most structured and traditional of the Ermitages, the 2009 M. Chapoutier Ermitage l'Ermite comes from 80+ year-old vines and is 100% destemmed Syrah that’s aged in a combination of new and 1-year-old...   Seemingly the most structured and traditional of the Ermitages, the 2009 M. Chapoutier Ermitage l'Ermite comes from 80+ year-old vines and is 100% destemmed Syrah that’s aged in a combination of new and 1-year-old barrels. It possesses an absolutely brilliant array of black raspberries, smoke, graphite, mineral, and assorted floral characteristics on the nose, and this is followed up by a full-bodied, structured, dense, and layered Syrah that has masses of ripe tannin, gorgeous precision and focus, and a blockbuster finish. As with the Le Pavillon, this needs a decade or more in the cellar, and will have an incredibly long life ahead of it.  
VN 94
Vinous, March 2012
94+ Bright purple. Explosive aromas of candied red fruits, potpourri and incense, with a medicinal nuance adding complexity. Stains the palate with intense raspberry and bitter cherry flavors lifted by smoky mineraity...   94+ Bright purple. Explosive aromas of candied red fruits, potpourri and incense, with a medicinal nuance adding complexity. Stains the palate with intense raspberry and bitter cherry flavors lifted by smoky mineraity. Becomes spicier and deeper with air and finishes with superb clarity and lingering florality. By all means allow this to rest for at least another five years. - Josh Raynolds  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Syrah
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Northern Rhone
Vintage 2009
Size 750ML