2011 Chapoutier Ermitage le Meal Blanc

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  • Marsanne
  • 1.5L
  • WA 99
  • WS 94
  • IWC 94
  • JR 91

Reviews for 2011 Chapoutier Ermitage le Meal Blanc

WA 99
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, September 2015
Surprisingly, I preferred the 2011 Ermitage le Meal Blanc over the 2012 on this occasion and it showed a more flamboyant, sexy style in its caramelized pineapple, tropical, honeyed and floral personality. Big, rich and... Surprisingly, I preferred the 2011 Ermitage le Meal Blanc over the 2012 on this occasion and it showed a more flamboyant, sexy style in its caramelized pineapple, tropical, honeyed and floral personality. Big, rich and decadent, with fabulous fruit intensity and length, this rock star flirts with perfection and will keep for another 3-4 decades. - Jeb Dunnuck
WS 94
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, May 2014
A matchstick hint gives way to creamed apple, melon, heather and salted butter notes. Offers weight, depth and definition, opening up pleasantly in the glass. The long finish has a creamy feel. Drink now through 2022. – JM
IWC 94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, April 2014
Vivid gold. Heady orchard and pit fruit aromas are complicated by anise, buttered toast and iodine, with a sexy floral nuance emerging with aeration. Fleshy and deeply pitched, offering wonderfully concentrated pear... Vivid gold. Heady orchard and pit fruit aromas are complicated by anise, buttered toast and iodine, with a sexy floral nuance emerging with aeration. Fleshy and deeply pitched, offering wonderfully concentrated pear, nectarine and melon flavors and a zesty jolt of orange pith on the back half. Closes with superb energy and a very persistent honeydew note. I'd love to try this superb wine alongside some heavy-hitters from the Cote d'Or. - Josh Raynolds
JR 91
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, June 2012
Smoky, reductive nose. With the breadth of a white Rhône as well. Very perfumed and seductive with just a bit of chew on the end. Doesn't seem super concentrated. More friendly and accommodating. Blossomy. This... Smoky, reductive nose. With the breadth of a white Rhône as well. Very perfumed and seductive with just a bit of chew on the end. Doesn't seem super concentrated. More friendly and accommodating. Blossomy. This will proabably have an early and late drinking window. I'm suggesting the earlier one here. 17.5/20