2016 Chapoutier Ermitage le Pavillon
Syrah - 750ML
2016 Chapoutier Ermitage le Pavillon
  • WA 100
  • JD 99
  • WS 97
  • DC 97
  • VN 96
  • JS 96
  • WE 96

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Reg: $495.00

$395.00

In Stock: 1 btls
Ships Immediately

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ETA: Pending

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WA 100
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, November 2018
Aged entirely in barriques (25% new), the 2016 Ermitage le Pavillon shows only a hint of warm pencil shavings on the nose, beautifully setting up notes of fresh blackcurrants. Full-bodied, concentrated and plush across...   Aged entirely in barriques (25% new), the 2016 Ermitage le Pavillon shows only a hint of warm pencil shavings on the nose, beautifully setting up notes of fresh blackcurrants. Full-bodied, concentrated and plush across the mid-palate, it turns rich and velvety on the nearly endless finish, marked by savory notes of beef, licorice and espresso. If you wish to catch a glimpse of this wine's greatness, it would be no crime to open a bottle upon release, as I suspect it will close down for a number of years soon afterward. - Joe Czerwinski  
JD 99
jebdunnuck.com, December 2018
More structured and tannic, yet sensationally concentrated, the 2016 Ermitage Le Pavillon comes all from the broken granite soils of the Bessards lieu-dit and was brought up in just 30% new French oak. It gives up awesome...   More structured and tannic, yet sensationally concentrated, the 2016 Ermitage Le Pavillon comes all from the broken granite soils of the Bessards lieu-dit and was brought up in just 30% new French oak. It gives up awesome notes of blue fruits, crushed rocks, graphite, and lit gunpowder. Rich, full-bodied, and incredibly massive and opulent on the palate, yet with serious amounts of tannins, extract, and depth, it's a tour de force and one of the gems in the vintage as well as a monumental Hermitage. Hide bottles for 5-7 years, count yourself lucky, and enjoy over the following 4-5 decades.  
WS 97
Wine Spectator, July 2019
Smoldering black tea, bay leaf and tobacco hints swirl around a core of gently mulled black cherry and blackberry fruit flavors, ending with singed mesquite and sassafras notes. Sneakily long. Will take time to unwind in...   Smoldering black tea, bay leaf and tobacco hints swirl around a core of gently mulled black cherry and blackberry fruit flavors, ending with singed mesquite and sassafras notes. Sneakily long. Will take time to unwind in the cellar. Best from 2021 through 2040. — J.M.  
DC 97
Decanter, October 2017
Matured in 28% new oak for 20 months. Aromas of soy, plum sauce, blackberry and blackcurrant. Exceptional smoothness of tannin, very seductive, almost drinkable now. There's lovely purity and acidity running through to a...   Matured in 28% new oak for 20 months. Aromas of soy, plum sauce, blackberry and blackcurrant. Exceptional smoothness of tannin, very seductive, almost drinkable now. There's lovely purity and acidity running through to a long finish. Exceptionally pretty and pure, but powerful. A black stallion of a wine. Read more at https://www.decanter.com/wine-reviews/france/rhone/m-chapoutier-le-pavillon-hermitage-rhone-france-2016-15710#YucMaZTBYB7GeRGA.99  
VN 96
Vinous, September 2019
Brilliant purple. Highly expressive black and blue fruit scents are complemented by building floral pastille, exotic spice and smoky mineral flourishes. Sweet and penetrating in the mouth, offering deeply concentrated...   Brilliant purple. Highly expressive black and blue fruit scents are complemented by building floral pastille, exotic spice and smoky mineral flourishes. Sweet and penetrating in the mouth, offering deeply concentrated black raspberry, boysenberry and spicecake flavors that become more lively on the back half. Shows outstanding clarity and minerally cut on the strikingly long finish, which features fine-grained tannins and resonating florality. -- Josh Raynolds  
JS 96
jamessuckling.com, August 2018
(95-96 points) Very impressive, ripe, dark plums and blackberries with an array of fresh, sweetly fragrant, woody spices. Star anise and sarsaparilla in particular. The palate has thrilling, mid-palate intensity with...   (95-96 points) Very impressive, ripe, dark plums and blackberries with an array of fresh, sweetly fragrant, woody spices. Star anise and sarsaparilla in particular. The palate has thrilling, mid-palate intensity with powerful tannins folding around ripe, black-fruit flavors. From organically grown grapes. Barrel sample.  
WE 96
Wine Enthusiast, July 2020
Luminous blackberry and raspberry flavors are edged by shards of stone and smoke in this deeply fruity but intensely mineral Syrah. It's fresher and brighter in fruit than the producer's other 2016 Hermitage, full bodied...   Luminous blackberry and raspberry flavors are edged by shards of stone and smoke in this deeply fruity but intensely mineral Syrah. It's fresher and brighter in fruit than the producer's other 2016 Hermitage, full bodied but taut and bracing in feel. Rigid tannins should meld as the wine opens and gains complexity. Best enjoyed from 2022, it should reward cellaring well through 2040. - ANNA LEE C. IIJIMA  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Syrah
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Northern Rhone
Vintage 2016
Size 750ML