2009 Chapoutier Ermitage Cuvee de l'Oree
Marsanne - 750ML
  • WA 100
  • WS 97

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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.
Color & Type White
Varietal Marsanne
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Northern Rhone
Vintage 2009

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.