2009 Chapoutier Ermitage les Greffieux

  • Syrah
  • 750ML
  • WS 96
  • WA 95
  • IWC 94
  • JR 93

Reviews for 2009 Chapoutier Ermitage les Greffieux

WS 96
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, July 2012
Tightly focused, with a beam of linzer torte, bitter cherry, plum sauce and fig fruit laced with licorice snap, singed iron and roasted bay leaf. The long finish has lots of roasted fig, tar and spice notes for extra... Tightly focused, with a beam of linzer torte, bitter cherry, plum sauce and fig fruit laced with licorice snap, singed iron and roasted bay leaf. The long finish has lots of roasted fig, tar and spice notes for extra bass, but the acidity is there as well, deeply embedded. Best from 2015 through 2030. – JM
WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2014
Closer in style to the ’11, yet with more mid-palate depth and concentration, the 2009 Ermitage Les Greffieux is a voluptuous, decadent and seriously fruited Hermitage that has full-bodied richness and power, layers of... Closer in style to the ’11, yet with more mid-palate depth and concentration, the 2009 Ermitage Les Greffieux is a voluptuous, decadent and seriously fruited Hermitage that has full-bodied richness and power, layers of sweet fruit and awesome concentration. It will drink well for over two decades. - Jeb Dunnuck
IWC 94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, April 2012
Bright violet color. A wild, expressive bouquet evokes dark berries, fruitcake, olive and pungent spices. Broad and sappy, offering sweet blackberry and cherry compote flavors and a wallop of candied flowers. Shows... Bright violet color. A wild, expressive bouquet evokes dark berries, fruitcake, olive and pungent spices. Broad and sappy, offering sweet blackberry and cherry compote flavors and a wallop of candied flowers. Shows intense spiciness on the finish, which is sweet, focused and very persistent.
JR 93
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, April 2010
Brooding crimson. Brooding and leathery on the nose. Male-dressing-room aromas. Plus, indeed, liquorice. Very firm on the finish but with attractive dusty ripe fruit on the front palate. Very convincing, with rather more... Brooding crimson. Brooding and leathery on the nose. Male-dressing-room aromas. Plus, indeed, liquorice. Very firm on the finish but with attractive dusty ripe fruit on the front palate. Very convincing, with rather more flesh than most young Hermitage. Relatively forward, although there is absolutely no shortage of tannins. 18/20
JJB 96
Chuck Hayward - JJ Buckley, March 2011
100% syrah. Opaque at the core with a vibrant purple rim. This sample shows off pronounced oak at the moment with attractive notes of vanilla and blackberries. There's gobs of concentrated fruit at the core that are just... 100% syrah. Opaque at the core with a vibrant purple rim. This sample shows off pronounced oak at the moment with attractive notes of vanilla and blackberries. There's gobs of concentrated fruit at the core that are just starting to get breadth and texture. Thanks to some attractive acidity the finish is long and lingering and buttressed by some stong yet finely structured tannins. Tasted as a barrel sample three months before release.