2010 Chapoutier Hermitage Vin de Paille
Marsanne - 375ML
2010 Chapoutier Hermitage Vin de Paille
  • WA 100
  • WS 99
  • VN 94

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WA 100
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2012
Because of a change in French laws the 2010 Ermitage Vin de Paille will be the last sweet wine made by Chapoutier. Made from 100% Marsanne this perfect wine exhibits an incredible perfume of truffles apricot jam and... Because of a change in French laws the 2010 Ermitage Vin de Paille will be the last sweet wine made by Chapoutier. Made from 100% Marsanne this perfect wine exhibits an incredible perfume of truffles apricot jam and caramelized tangerines. This noble surgically precise classic can be drunk now or cellared for over 100 years. It is a remarkable wine and it's a shame to see this cuvee discontinued. For the technical minded this wine has 120 grams of residual sugar. -Robert Parker
WS 99
Wine Spectator, October 2013
Very intense, with a tightly focused beam of apricot eau-de-vie, quince, green almond, heather honey, orange zest and persimmon notes that are both rich and lacy at the same time. A wine of bewildering range and stunning... Very intense, with a tightly focused beam of apricot eau-de-vie, quince, green almond, heather honey, orange zest and persimmon notes that are both rich and lacy at the same time. A wine of bewildering range and stunning precision. Drink now through 2050. — JM
VN 94
Vinous, March 2012
Bright gold. Exuberant pear, peach and honey aromas, with anise, ginger and nutmeg qualities adding complexity. Bright, sweet ginger- and mineral-accented orchard fruit flavors show excellent depth and clarity, with an... Bright gold. Exuberant pear, peach and honey aromas, with anise, ginger and nutmeg qualities adding complexity. Bright, sweet ginger- and mineral-accented orchard fruit flavors show excellent depth and clarity, with an orange peel note adding back-end cut. Expands with air and finishes with impressive energy and sweetness. This wine is quite a bit more lively than the lush 2009 version. -- Josh Raynolds
Color & Type Dessert
Varietal Marsanne
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Northern Rhone
Vintage 2010

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.