Chapoutier Ermitage de l'Oree Blanc 1993 750mL
The 1993 Cuvee de l'Oree has developed more nuances, offering up liquid granitelike aromas combined with honey, smoke, and flowery scents. There is even a hint of overripe peaches. The wine possesses great fruit, a layered, viscous texture, huge quantities of alcohol and glycerin, and a blockbuster finish. It is an utterly massive example of white Hermitage, exceeded in size, glycerin level, and intensity only by the 1992 Ermitage Cuvee de l'Oree. Anticipated maturity: now-2012. Last tasted 6/96.