2009 Chapoutier Ermitage le Meal Blanc

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  • Marsanne
  • 750ML
  • WA 99
  • WS 98
  • IWC 95

Reviews for 2009 Chapoutier Ermitage le Meal Blanc

WA 99
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, September 2015
From a warm site and a hot vintage, the 2009 Ermitage le Meal Blanc was harvested on the August 28, and aged in 100% new French oak. Flirting with perfection and a full-bore, exotic, almost over-the-top expression of... From a warm site and a hot vintage, the 2009 Ermitage le Meal Blanc was harvested on the August 28, and aged in 100% new French oak. Flirting with perfection and a full-bore, exotic, almost over-the-top expression of Marsanne, it has less minerality than the 2010, yet more of everything else with boatloads of caramelized fruits, buttered citrus, white flowers, honey and crushed rocks all soaring from the glass. Rich, layered, exuberant, unctuous and exotic, with stunning freshness despite it's thickness and weight, drink this incredible white anytime over the coming 30-40 years. - Jeb Dunnuck
WS 98
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, April 2012
An intense and gorgeous wine with a rich yet remarkably racy core of starfruit fennel anise white peach and chamomile that courses along followed by a gorgeous finish of salted butter and blanched almond. There's lots of... An intense and gorgeous wine with a rich yet remarkably racy core of starfruit fennel anise white peach and chamomile that courses along followed by a gorgeous finish of salted butter and blanched almond. There's lots of flesh but also invigorating almost crunchy acidity buried deeply. Drink now through 2027. From France. -J.M.
IWC 95
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, February 2011
Bright gold. Exotic aromas of papaya apricot and melon with pungent floral and spice qualities. Deeply fruity and round offering citrus-accented pit and tropical fruit flavors and a strong spicy quality on the back end... Bright gold. Exotic aromas of papaya apricot and melon with pungent floral and spice qualities. Deeply fruity and round offering citrus-accented pit and tropical fruit flavors and a strong spicy quality on the back end. Finishes smooth with lingering suggestions of turmeric and saffron. -Josh Raynolds
JJB 96
Chuck Hayward - JJ Buckley, March 2011
100% marsanne from 50 year old vines. Yellow gold color. The bouquet here is a touch reserved at this stage with interesting hints of ginger nutmeg and fresh seedless grapes wafting about. Very lively on the palate with... 100% marsanne from 50 year old vines. Yellow gold color. The bouquet here is a touch reserved at this stage with interesting hints of ginger nutmeg and fresh seedless grapes wafting about. Very lively on the palate with some pronounced minerality on the backpalate hints of ripe lemon infused fruit also reveal notes of sponge cake and confectionary sugar. The finish is dry and has good length of flavor. Tasted as a barrel sample three months before release.