2012 Chapoutier Ermitage le Meal

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  • Syrah
  • 750ML
  • WA 98
  • WS 96
  • IWC 95
  • JR 93

Reviews for 2012 Chapoutier Ermitage le Meal

WA 98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, September 2015
Showing similar to last year, the 2012 Ermitage le Meal is a blockbuster that's about as voluptuous and sexy as Hermitage gets. Loaded with cassis, black raspberry, leather, dried violets and wild herbs, this beauty is... Showing similar to last year, the 2012 Ermitage le Meal is a blockbuster that's about as voluptuous and sexy as Hermitage gets. Loaded with cassis, black raspberry, leather, dried violets and wild herbs, this beauty is full-bodied, has tons of sweet tannin and brilliant purity of fruit. Given its wealth of material, low acidity and incredible texture, it should drink well all of its life. - Jeb Dunnuck
WS 96
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, February 2015
A nice bass line plays here, featuring dark currant, fig and blackberry confiture notes that have melded already with a broad swath of warm charcoal and ganache. Impressive, loamy grip holds the finish, though this will... A nice bass line plays here, featuring dark currant, fig and blackberry confiture notes that have melded already with a broad swath of warm charcoal and ganache. Impressive, loamy grip holds the finish, though this will needs a few years to stretch out fully. Best from 2018 through 2030. From France. — J.M.
IWC 95
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Vinous, February 2015
Dark purple. A highly perfumed, complex bouquet evokes ripe cherry and raspberry, along with complicating notes of candied flowers, incense and Indian spices. Sappy and expressive, with intense black raspberry and floral... Dark purple. A highly perfumed, complex bouquet evokes ripe cherry and raspberry, along with complicating notes of candied flowers, incense and Indian spices. Sappy and expressive, with intense black raspberry and floral pastille flavors underscored by juicy acidity. Shows superb focus and lift on the finish, which lingers with outstanding tenacity; suave, supple tannins barely peak through the wine's vibrant fruit. -- Josh Raynolds
JR 93
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, May 2013
Much less nose than Greffieux. A really massive mouthful of tannin that dominates the fruit at present. Massive torso! Quite a bit of alcohol on the end. All future here. 18/20