100 Point Perfect Wine - 2009 ERMITAGE LE PAVILLON
A perfect wine, the 2009 Ermitage Le Pavillon ~ Best Price in the US!
- Robert M. Parker, Jr.
I have the privilege of offering a set of perfect wines from outstanding vintages, 2009 & 2010! For the serious collector who is adventurous to move into a new terroir, Chapoutier is a great way to start with the Best of the Best! 100 Point Chapoutier out of OWC! Buy six and ask for the Original Wood Case, because it will look so good in your cellar!
So much praise to Michel Chapoutier and for his wines. I will just pull out some quotes from the "wine advocates" of the world, aka, critics.
"The Ermitage Le Pavillon, which is meant to age for 50+ years, is Michel Chapoutier’s legacy, and he is confident that history will support his belief in this extraordinary wine
A note about Vintage 2009:
"2009 is a combination of pure power, concentration and great potential longevity. Michel Chapoutier considers the 2009s, which are all in bottle, to be among the greatest wines he has ever produced, equaling his finest wines of 2006, 2003, 1999, 1990 and 1989 (his debut year)."
"The 2010 Ermitage l’Ermite is another perfect wine ... It represents the concentrated essence of a specific site as well as the Syrah grape planted in this magical appellation."
"The 2010 Ermitage de l’Oree possesses more richness than most Burgundy Montrachets. This monumental effort is the most opulent and richest of all Chapoutier’s dry whites in 2010."
A note about 2010:
"The single-vineyard wines, or selections parcellaires, 2010 whites are absolutely amazing. These wines are for true connoisseurs, as they are expensive and meant for long, long evolutions, but they capture the essence of a vintage and terroir as well as any wines in the world." "As for the selections parcellaires of 2010 reds, Chapoutier likes this vintage almost as much as 2009, but feels it is very different, emphasizing more acidity and minerality."
All above quotes from Robert M. Parker, Jr. The Wine Advocate: 2010 Chapoutier Ermitage
On a Personal Note:
I had the chance to visit and taste in room, last year in 2022. What an amazing experience! Each of the terroir designations from the same vintage, at the time 2012, were so different from each other! Our experience was one of huge generosity as we tasted though a flight of: de l'Oree, Le Meal Blanc, Les Greffieux, & l'Ermite. Then for kicks they threw in a Le Meal (Rouge)!
Experience the Legacy!
"A perfect wine, the 2009 Ermitage Le Pavillon (1,093 cases) boasts a black/purple color as well as an extraordinary bouquet of acacia flowers, blackberries, blueberries, roasted meats, creme de cassis, truffles, graphite, powdered rock and new saddle leather. Extremely dense, noble and pure, this monumental Ermitage is built for 50-100 years of cellaring." RP Dec 2011
Robert Parker ~ 100 Points
"There are 716 cases of the 2010 Ermitage de l'Oree. I have been following this cuvee since its debut vintage and this 100% Marsanne possesses more richness than most Burgundy Montrachets. Although aged in 100% new, 500-liter demi-muids, the wine reveals no evidence of oak. Honeysuckle, caramelized citrus, white peach, quince and white currant characteristics are viscous and full-bodied, yet the wine possesses striking precision and laser-like focus. This monumental effort is the most opulent and richest of all Chapoutier's dry whites in 2010." RP Dec 2012
Robert Parker ~ 100
"... for true connoisseurs, as they are expensive and meant for long, long evolutions, but they capture the essence of a vintage and terroir as well as any wines in the world"
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