Introducing the exquisite 2018 Chapoutier Ermitage Cuvee de l'Orée, a white wine that exudes elegance and finesse. Hailing from the renowned Hermitage appellation in the Northern Rhone region of France, this wine showcases the exceptional quality of Marsanne grapes grown in this terroir.
In the glass, this white beauty displays a brilliant straw-gold color that catches the light and hints at the richness within. On the nose, powerful mineral notes take center stage, accompanied by alluring aromas of orchard and pit fruits. Lemon curd, iodine, and pungent floral accents add complexity and depth to the bouquet.
As the wine caresses your palate, intense flavors of pear nectar and Meyer lemon captivate the senses. The concentration of these flavors is truly remarkable, showcasing the wine's superb quality. With each sip, the definition becomes clearer, and a seductive floral nuance builds, creating a harmonious symphony of flavors.
The 2018 Chapoutier Ermitage Cuvee de l'Orée strikes the perfect balance between weight and freshness. While it possesses a substantial body, it maintains a sense of vitality and liveliness. The acidity, though low, adds a refreshing touch to the wine, enhancing its overall appeal.
Renowned wine critics have praised this vintage, with Decanter awarding it an impressive score of 95 points. Jeb Dunnuck, from jebdunnuck.com, went even further, bestowing a remarkable score of 98+, proclaiming it as a brilliant wine that will age gracefully for 20 years or more.
With only 52 cases imported, this wine is a rare gem that deserves a place in any wine connoisseur's collection. Its creamy texture, racy spine, and bright energy make it a joy to savor on its own or paired with gourmet seafood dishes. Whether enjoyed now or cellared for a few years, the 2018 Chapoutier Ermitage Cuvee de l'Orée promises an unforgettable sensory experience.