2009 Chapoutier Ermitage Cuvee de l'Oree

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  • Marsanne
  • 750ML
  • WA 100
  • WS 97

Reviews for 2009 Chapoutier Ermitage Cuvee de l'Oree

WA 100
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2011
There are 477 cases of the light gold-colored 2009 Ermitage Cuvee de l'Oree which I would be happy to insert in a blind tasting against the world's greatest dry white wines including Montrachet. The famous gout de petrol... There are 477 cases of the light gold-colored 2009 Ermitage Cuvee de l'Oree which I would be happy to insert in a blind tasting against the world's greatest dry white wines including Montrachet. The famous gout de petrol is there along with hints of citrus oil wet steel crushed rocks quince white currants anise and honeysuckle. Very full with off-the-charts intensity this wine was fashioned from yields of 13 hectoliters per hectare (which is financial suicide) from 90 to 100-year old Marsanne vines. The result is an amazingly concentrated white wine that should drink well for 50+ years.
WS 97
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, April 2012
A ripe full-bodied style with fig creamed pear McIntosh apple and melon flavors laced with sweetened butter and guided by a macadamia nut edge on the finish. Youthfully raw and a bit unbridled right now but this should... A ripe full-bodied style with fig creamed pear McIntosh apple and melon flavors laced with sweetened butter and guided by a macadamia nut edge on the finish. Youthfully raw and a bit unbridled right now but this should settle into itself with time. Best from 2015 through 2027. From France. -J.M.
JJB 97
Chuck Hayward - JJ Buckley, March 2011
100% marsanne from vines that are 60-70 years old. Straw yellow in color. This is a perfectly poised wine that is clean and bright with a touch more weight than the "Le Meal" cuvee. Flavors of firm pears dominate the... 100% marsanne from vines that are 60-70 years old. Straw yellow in color. This is a perfectly poised wine that is clean and bright with a touch more weight than the "Le Meal" cuvee. Flavors of firm pears dominate the entry of this medium weighted wine. The focused fruit while not exotic or tropical is packed and concentrated in the finish promising more richness and greater texture with some short term cellaring. Tasted as a barrel sample three months before release.