2010 Chapoutier Ermitage l'Ermite

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  • Syrah
  • 750ML
  • WA 100

Reviews for 2010 Chapoutier Ermitage l'Ermite

WA 100
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2012
The 2010 Ermitage l'Ermite (454 cases produced) is another perfect wine. Completely different than Le Pavillon l'Ermite is always slightly more austere. It comes from a 7.5-acre parcel of sandy granitic soils at the top... The 2010 Ermitage l'Ermite (454 cases produced) is another perfect wine. Completely different than Le Pavillon l'Ermite is always slightly more austere. It comes from a 7.5-acre parcel of sandy granitic soils at the top of the Hill of Hermitage that produces both red and white compelling Hermitages somewhat unusual in this tiny appellation. The black/purple-colored 2010 l'Ermite exhibits a tight more mineral-dominated set of aromatics offering up hints of blue and black fruits charcoal steak tartare and an unmistakable floral note. This full-bodied more austere and tannic effort reveals extraordinary weight palate penetration and purity. It represents the concentrated essence of a specific site as well as the Syrah grape planted in this magical appellation. Forgot it for 10-15 years possibly two decades and drink it over the following 50-75 years. -Robert Parker