2009 Chapoutier Hermitage Vin de Paille
Marsanne - 375ML

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Reg: $159.99

$99.99

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2011
There are two wines readers should keep an eye out for even though they are very limited in availability (just under 300 cases of each). Both are potentially immortal offerings. The 2009 Ermitage Vin de Paille and 2010... There are two wines readers should keep an eye out for even though they are very limited in availability (just under 300 cases of each). Both are potentially immortal offerings. The 2009 Ermitage Vin de Paille and 2010 Ermitage Vin de Paille are both made from the l'Ermite lieu-dit. Both possess deep gold colors as well as off-the-chart levels of residual sugar acidity and concentration. These massive unctuously textured phenomenally great sweet dessert wines have incredible precision as well as intensity. Available only in half bottles these connoisseur's collectibles are meant to be drunk over the next 50-100 years.Michel Chapoutier considers the 2009s which are all in bottle to be among the greatest wines he has ever produced equaling his finest wines of 2006 2003 1999 1990 and 1989 (his debut year).
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Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, July 2012
This is special delivering alluring milk chocolate golden raisin creamed fig and ginger notes that are seamlessly woven together. These flavors glide through a finish that's finely stitched with singed almond cardamom and... This is special delivering alluring milk chocolate golden raisin creamed fig and ginger notes that are seamlessly woven together. These flavors glide through a finish that's finely stitched with singed almond cardamom and toasted pecan accents. Long and very refined. Drink now through 2032. 146 cases made. -JM
Color & Type White
Varietal Marsanne
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Northern Rhone
Appellation Hermitage
Vintage 2009

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.