2011 Chapoutier Ermitage l'Ermite

  • Marsanne
  • 750ML
  • WA 100
  • WS 97
  • JR 95
  • IWC 93

Reviews for 2011 Chapoutier Ermitage l'Ermite

WA 100
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2013
Always more dense, backward and focused, the 2011 Ermitage L’Ermite Blanc has everything I could want out of a white. Flower oil, apricot, honeysuckle, brioche, powdered rock and assorted tropical notes are just some of... Always more dense, backward and focused, the 2011 Ermitage L’Ermite Blanc has everything I could want out of a white. Flower oil, apricot, honeysuckle, brioche, powdered rock and assorted tropical notes are just some of the nuances here, and this incredible wine is full-bodied and massive, yet elegant, fresh and delineated. Count yourself lucky if you’re able to latch onto a couple of these! - Jeb Dunnuck
WS 97
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, May 2014
Ripe and rich, with a warm piecrust frame around a core of salted butter, creamed Jonagold apple, verbena, shortbread and candied citrus peel, which all pump through the finish. Well-embedded acidity keeps this driving... Ripe and rich, with a warm piecrust frame around a core of salted butter, creamed Jonagold apple, verbena, shortbread and candied citrus peel, which all pump through the finish. Well-embedded acidity keeps this driving along. The finish is sneakily long, with a mineral element mixing with the ripe fruit. Best from 2016 through 2026. – JM
JR 95
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, June 2012
Deep honeyed gold colour. Restrained and a bit introvert but more minerally than its Ermitage stablemates. Some dried apricots and real tension plus great texture and persistence. A real notch above the other Ermitage... Deep honeyed gold colour. Restrained and a bit introvert but more minerally than its Ermitage stablemates. Some dried apricots and real tension plus great texture and persistence. A real notch above the other Ermitage 2011s from this address. A skein of green vegetation too. Some real chew and interest and potential rather than just being friendly. Drinking dates apply to the first likely phase. 18.5/20
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, April 2014
Bright gold. Heady, mineral-powered citrus and orchard fruit aromas are complicated by jasmine, honey and iodine. Weighty and broad but showing unlikely vivacity to its ripe pear and orange flavors, which are sharpened... Bright gold. Heady, mineral-powered citrus and orchard fruit aromas are complicated by jasmine, honey and iodine. Weighty and broad but showing unlikely vivacity to its ripe pear and orange flavors, which are sharpened by intense minerality. Delivers impressive clarity on the finish, which clings with outstanding tenacity and a suave floral quality.