2014 Chapoutier Ermitage l'Ermite
Marsanne - 750ML
  • WA 100
  • WS 97
  • JR 95
  • VN 95

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Reg: $350.00

$335.00

In Stock: 0 btls
Ships Inmediately

Pre-Arrival: 22 btls
ETA: Mar. 2018

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WA 100
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2015
The wine of the vintage (and I’ll include all the wines of the northern Rhône, red and white in that grouping) is the 2014 Ermitage l’Ermite Blanc. Always made from 100% Marsanne that comes from the granite soils of the... The wine of the vintage (and I’ll include all the wines of the northern Rhône, red and white in that grouping) is the 2014 Ermitage l’Ermite Blanc. Always made from 100% Marsanne that comes from the granite soils of the l’Hermite lieu-dit, it was aged 11 months in 25% new demi-muids before being bottled unfined and unfiltered. Its medium-gold color is followed by a heavenly bouquet of liquid rock, hazelnut, caramelized pineapples, stone fruits and quince. Thick, unctuous, full-bodied, thrillingly pure and laser focused with a dry, blockbuster finish that just won’t quit, it needs 2-3 years of cellaring and will drink nicely over the following three or more decades. - Jeb Dunnuck
WS 97
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, February 2017
Rich but racy, with a core of melon, white peach and yellow apple fruit streaming through, carried by a mouthwatering quinine note. The finish is gilded with honeysuckle and jasmine details, giving this lift and... Rich but racy, with a core of melon, white peach and yellow apple fruit streaming through, carried by a mouthwatering quinine note. The finish is gilded with honeysuckle and jasmine details, giving this lift and brightness. A light salted butter accent at the end brings you back for more. Drink now through 2030. From France. — J.M.
JR 95
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, June 2015
Cask sample. Granite like that of St-Joseph. Lots of pre-phylloxera vines. Particularly complex, dense nose with masses of acidity and prominent saltiness. A very long-term wine with great potential. Lots of lime and... Cask sample. Granite like that of St-Joseph. Lots of pre-phylloxera vines. Particularly complex, dense nose with masses of acidity and prominent saltiness. A very long-term wine with great potential. Lots of lime and citrus with rich texture. 18.5/20
VN 95
Vinous - Antonio Galloni's Vinous, March 2016
(JR93-95 points) Brilliant gold. Fresh, mineral-accented pear and Meyer lemon on the nose, developing hints of toasty lees, iodine and fennel with air. Juicy and seamless in texture, offering concentrated orchard and pit... (JR93-95 points) Brilliant gold. Fresh, mineral-accented pear and Meyer lemon on the nose, developing hints of toasty lees, iodine and fennel with air. Juicy and seamless in texture, offering concentrated orchard and pit fruit flavors sharpened and lifted by zesty acidity. Finishes sappy, stony and very long, the echo of citrus zest adding bite and focus. There's a Chablis-like quality to this wine that I find fascinating. -- Josh Raynolds
Color & Type White
Varietal Marsanne
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Northern Rhone
Vintage 2014
Percent alcohol 14%
Closure Cork

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.