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  • Barbeque
  • Beef
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2011 Chapoutier Ermitage l'Ermite

  • Syrah
  • 750ML
  • WA98
  • WS97
  • ST94
  • JR93

Reviews

WA98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2013
The opaque black/purple-tinged 2011 Ermitage l'Ermite offers a combination of crushed stones creme de cassis blackberry liqueur barbecue smoke and roasted meats. It is a powerful slightly austere backward effort that... The opaque black/purple-tinged 2011 Ermitage l'Ermite offers a combination of crushed stones creme de cassis blackberry liqueur barbecue smoke and roasted meats. It is a powerful slightly austere backward effort that will need 5-6 years of bottle age after its release next year. It may turn out to be a 30-50-year wine in a vintage that made relatively forward wines. In that sense it is an outlier in this vintage. -Robert Parker
WS97
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2013
Tightly coiled, with a briary frame around the core of intense steeped plum, red currant and black cherry fruit. An iron spine drives the focused finish. A wine of cut and precision that will need time to stretch out... Tightly coiled, with a briary frame around the core of intense steeped plum, red currant and black cherry fruit. An iron spine drives the focused finish. A wine of cut and precision that will need time to stretch out fully. Best from 2016 through 2030. – JM
ST94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 2013
Opaque ruby. An explosively perfumed bouquet features blackberry, cassis, cola, potpourri and smoky Indian spices. Broad, concentrated and alluringly sweet, with pliant dark fruit and violet pastille flavors showing... Opaque ruby. An explosively perfumed bouquet features blackberry, cassis, cola, potpourri and smoky Indian spices. Broad, concentrated and alluringly sweet, with pliant dark fruit and violet pastille flavors showing wonderful depth as well as purity and vivacity. Bright mineral and spice notes accent the long, penetrating finish, which is firmed by silky, harmonious tannins.
JR93
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson, January 2013
Dark crimson. Very fruity nose. Big and bold and brawny. Glossy. Lots of ripeness followed by structure and tannins. Very youthful. Hint of liquorice. Some life and very substantial but not aggressively chewy. A bit... Dark crimson. Very fruity nose. Big and bold and brawny. Glossy. Lots of ripeness followed by structure and tannins. Very youthful. Hint of liquorice. Some life and very substantial but not aggressively chewy. A bit flashier than the average Hermitage. 18/20

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