2014 Chapoutier Ermitage le Pavillon
Syrah - 3L
  • VN 96
  • WA 96
  • JS 96
  • WS 95

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$950.00

In Stock: 1 btls
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ETA: Pending

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VN 96
Antonio Galloni's Vinous, March 2016
(JR94-96 points) Opaque ruby. A deeply perfumed bouquet evokes candied dark berries, cherry cola, incense and violet, and a smoky mineral nuance builds in the glass. Intense, mineral-laced black and blue fruit and floral... (JR94-96 points) Opaque ruby. A deeply perfumed bouquet evokes candied dark berries, cherry cola, incense and violet, and a smoky mineral nuance builds in the glass. Intense, mineral-laced black and blue fruit and floral pastille flavors are given focus and spine by juicy acidity. Closes sweet, seamless and extremely long; peppery spices and smoky minerals add vivacity. This wine's blend of power and finesse is extremely impressive. -- Josh Raynolds
WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2016
The 2014 Ermitage le Pavillon is another wine from this team that defies the vintage. Full-bodied, concentrated, impeccably balanced and seamless, with classic notes of crushed rocks, graphite, cassis and blackcurrants... The 2014 Ermitage le Pavillon is another wine from this team that defies the vintage. Full-bodied, concentrated, impeccably balanced and seamless, with classic notes of crushed rocks, graphite, cassis and blackcurrants, it hits the palate with no hard edges, has a great mid-palate and possesses sweet tannin. Michel commented that this wine reminded him of the 1982, and while it offers pleasure even today, it won’t hit maturity for another decade. - Jeb Dunnuck
JS 96
jamessuckling.com, September 2017
Made from 65 year old vines on the granitic Bessards section of Hermitage. Some very assertive red plum, red nectarine and orange zest. There is a wealth of spice and dark mineral-flecked interest. The palate is extremely... Made from 65 year old vines on the granitic Bessards section of Hermitage. Some very assertive red plum, red nectarine and orange zest. There is a wealth of spice and dark mineral-flecked interest. The palate is extremely supple and smooth with attractive, fine-cut tannins. A long, plush and very polished dark plum stone finish. Drink 2020 and beyond.
WS 95
Wine Spectator, March 2017
Juicy and energetic, with lots of raspberry, blackberry and boysenberry confiture notes, inlaid with briary grip. Hints of sage, mint and tobacco fill in throughout, while a flash of iron enlivens the finish. Best... Juicy and energetic, with lots of raspberry, blackberry and boysenberry confiture notes, inlaid with briary grip. Hints of sage, mint and tobacco fill in throughout, while a flash of iron enlivens the finish. Best from 2018 through 2030. — J.M.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Syrah
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Northern Rhone
Vintage 2014

Label

Chapoutier’s Ermitage le Pavillon is made from syrah vines with an average age of 90+ years. The grapes are hand-harvested, totally de-stemmed, and fermented in concrete tanks. The wine mature in oak casks for 18 to 20 months.

Le Pavillon has a deep garnet red color with purple highlights. It is tarry and smoky on the nose with aromas of raspberry, blackberry, walnut and licorice. The wine has a complex taste and strong attack. It is velvety and balanced, with a long final finish and flavors of liquorice, tobacco and cocoa. Depending on the vintage, the wine can be kept from 30 to 60 years or even 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.