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Food pairing
  • Barbeque
  • Beef
  • Duck
  • Game Meat
  • Lamb

2009 Chapoutier Ermitage l'Ermite

  • Syrah
  • 750ML
  • WS98
  • WA98
  • CH98
  • ST95

Reviews

WS98
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2013
This has a taut feel still with an almost searing iron edge but there's plenty of flesh in reserve with plum compote cherry pate de fruit and anise notes that slowly fill in on the lengthy finish. Offers lots of grip... This has a taut feel still with an almost searing iron edge but there's plenty of flesh in reserve with plum compote cherry pate de fruit and anise notes that slowly fill in on the lengthy finish. Offers lots of grip too as this slowly unwinds with air letting its iron edge stretch out even more. There's terrific spine and cut with very impressive length. Best from 2016 through 2036. 40 cases imported. - J.M.
WA98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2013
Conservatively the 2009 Ermitage l'Ermite (702 cases) needs 25-30 years of cellaring. Another monumental effort from Michel Chapoutier it possesses copious notes of smoky asphalt black truffles pen ink graphite and... Conservatively the 2009 Ermitage l'Ermite (702 cases) needs 25-30 years of cellaring. Another monumental effort from Michel Chapoutier it possesses copious notes of smoky asphalt black truffles pen ink graphite and blackberry liqueur intermixed with hints of flowers and crushed rocks. Extremely full-bodied with abundant sweet tannins amazing penetration on the palate and a long finish this historic effort should age effortlessly for 50-100+ years. 98+
CH98
Chuck Hayward - JJ Buckley, January 2013
100% syrah from 80 year old vines. Almost translucent at the core with a pale magenta rim. The vanilla scented fruits have a more reserved presence on the palate with the flavors compact and restrained. There are hints of... 100% syrah from 80 year old vines. Almost translucent at the core with a pale magenta rim. The vanilla scented fruits have a more reserved presence on the palate with the flavors compact and restrained. There are hints of cassis and blackberries mingling amongst aromas of violet with the palate maintaining considerable concentration in reserve. The tannins are finely grained in the focused finish. Tasted as a barrel sample three months before release.
ST95
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 2013
Inky violet color. An explosively perfumed bouquet offers raspberry and cherry pie potpourri and cola with intense spiciness and a touch of botanical herbs. Lush creamy and expansive on the palate offering powerful dark... Inky violet color. An explosively perfumed bouquet offers raspberry and cherry pie potpourri and cola with intense spiciness and a touch of botanical herbs. Lush creamy and expansive on the palate offering powerful dark berry preserve flavors and a strong suggestion of candied violet. Alluringly sweet and seamless with excellent finishing thrust and length.