2011 Chapoutier Ermitage le Meal

  • Syrah
  • 750ML
  • WA 98
  • JR 95
  • WS 95
  • IWC 93

Reviews for 2011 Chapoutier Ermitage le Meal

WA 98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, September 2015
Similar to the '12 and showing the generosity and warmth of this site, the 2011 Ermitage le Meal is another sexy wine that's just hard to resist. Full-bodied and concentrated, it's slightly more red fruit-driven with... Similar to the '12 and showing the generosity and warmth of this site, the 2011 Ermitage le Meal is another sexy wine that's just hard to resist. Full-bodied and concentrated, it's slightly more red fruit-driven with black raspberries, crushed flowers, sweet spice and roasted herb aromas and flavors all emerging from the glass. One of the denser, more concentrated 2011s out there, it still shows the 2011 extroverted and straight-up hedonistic character and will drink well for another 20+ years. - Jeb Dunnuck
JR 95
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, June 2012
Mid to dark crimson. Sappy and appetising on the nose. Lovely fine tannins and texture with good acidity and a mineral streak. Real structure and pzazz. Dry finish that is recognisably Hermitage. Very juicy though. So... Mid to dark crimson. Sappy and appetising on the nose. Lovely fine tannins and texture with good acidity and a mineral streak. Real structure and pzazz. Dry finish that is recognisably Hermitage. Very juicy though. So persistent. 18.5/20
WS 95
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, May 2014
Mulled plum, loganberry and blackberry fruit is melded together in this red, studded with anise, briar and singed mesquite notes. A light tarry backdrop frames the long finish. Best from 2015 through 2030. – JM
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, April 2014
Vivid purple. Sexy, high-pitched red fruit aromas are complicated by notes of Szechuan peppercorn, potpourri and smoky minerals. Powerful but elegant as well, offering palate-staining black raspberry, cola and violet... Vivid purple. Sexy, high-pitched red fruit aromas are complicated by notes of Szechuan peppercorn, potpourri and smoky minerals. Powerful but elegant as well, offering palate-staining black raspberry, cola and violet pastille flavors and a strong mineral underpinning. Finishes with superb clarity, spiciness and length, leaving a smoky mineral note behind. Here the liveliness of the vintage is enhanced by surprising depth and power, which suggests that the wine will be a good cellar candidate.