2013 Chapoutier Ermitage l'Ermite
Marsanne - 1.5L
  • WA 100
  • WS 98
  • VN 95

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Reg: $695.00

$595.00

In Stock: 1 btls
Ships Inmediately

Pre-Arrival: 0 btls
ETA: Pending

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WA 100
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2014
Completing a trifecta of perfect whites, the 2013 Ermitage l’Ermite Blanc is another sensational effort that offers incredible minerality/liquid rock in its pineapple, tangerine, flower oil, mint and caramelized... Completing a trifecta of perfect whites, the 2013 Ermitage l’Ermite Blanc is another sensational effort that offers incredible minerality/liquid rock in its pineapple, tangerine, flower oil, mint and caramelized citrus-driven bouquet. Full-bodied and beautiful on the palate, with more tension and focus than the Cuvee de L’Orée or le Meal, it has perfectly balanced richness, structure and freshness, with no hard edges and a blockbuster finish. It won't be accessible for another 3-4 years and will most likely be immortal in the cellar. - Jeb Dunnuck
WS 98
Wine Spectator, June 2016
Beautiful, with acacia and jasmine notes giving this an almost piercing feel before the core of Jonagold apple, white peach and mirabelle plum quickly fills in behind them. The finish is a rapier, which is amazing... Beautiful, with acacia and jasmine notes giving this an almost piercing feel before the core of Jonagold apple, white peach and mirabelle plum quickly fills in behind them. The finish is a rapier, which is amazing considering the depth here, as mouthwatering salted butter and quinine details race through. One of the world's truly amazing wines. Best from 2018 through 2035. 33 cases imported. –JM
VN 95
Antonio Galloni's Vinous, March 2016
Limpid gold. A highly perfumed and complex nose evokes mineral-accented orchard fruits and melon, backed by hints of smoke, iodine and vanilla. Densely packed pear, honeydew and tangerine flavors are energized by a zesty... Limpid gold. A highly perfumed and complex nose evokes mineral-accented orchard fruits and melon, backed by hints of smoke, iodine and vanilla. Densely packed pear, honeydew and tangerine flavors are energized by a zesty ginger quality and a repeating mineral note. Closes with superb thrust and persistence, leaving behind notes of pear skin and chalky minerals. - Josh Raynolds
Color & Type White
Varietal Marsanne
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Northern Rhone
Vintage 2013

Label

Chapoutier L’Ermite Blanc is a Marsanne from a selection of the estate’s oldest vines, situated at the top of the Hermitage hill around the chapel, in a place named the “Ermite” where soils are very poor and granitic.

The wine’s color is brilliant and light straw yellow. It has aromas of vanilla, almonds, dried fruits and linden-tree. The minerality is marked (typical of the soil). This is a very round and rich wine. It has elegant balance, with a light bitterness at the end, very ripe white fruit aromas (peach and apricot), beautiful length in mouth and a huge complexity.

Depending on the vintage, this wine can be kept from 30 to 60 years or from 50 to 75 years.

Winery

Chapoutier

Chapoutier is one of the oldest wine producers in the Rhone Valley with a history dating back to 1808. A distant ancestor, Polydor Chapoutier, was the first to buy vines here, shifting from being a simple grape grower to making and trading his own wine. For the last two hundred years, the estate has been producing some of the greatest wines in the Rhone Valley. Today, the range also includes wines from some Roussillon appellations as well as projects in Portugal and Australia.

Under Michel Chapoutier’s leadership, quality improved and Chapoutier gained international recognition. The massive negociant and winery produces single-vineyard expressions and classic wines from a range of appellations in the north and south of the valley.

They have adopted biodynamic farming techniques and have included Braille markings on their labels since 1996. This was done from a desire to reach out to and include lovers of good wines with sight-impairments, and as a tribute to Maurice Monier of La Sizeranne, a member of the family that previously owned the vines of the same name and who invented the first abbreviated version of Braille.