Ermitage, Le Méal
M.Chapoutier

Ermitage, Le Méal


Destination

vintage

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2007
6x75cl
DP
£667.22


M.Chapoutier, Ermitage, Le Méal

2007

Tasting Notes


ABV:
14 %

Notes

Tiny yields result from Chapoutier's plot of vines in this exceptional vineyard. The 2007 yielded just 20hl/ha. An excellent, 'long haul' wine that will benefit from cellaring for several years, really pure and strong, ripe griotte and fresh red cherry notes, richer touches of crème de mûre with earthy, savoury undertones, a crystal clear and beautifully defined tannics structure.

Critics score


Score:
91

100

Source:
Josh Raynolds, Vinous

Date:
01/2010

Notes
Dark ruby. Pungent aromas of dark berries, licorice, cured meat and smoky minerals, along with brooding notes of tobacco, olive and espresso. Extremely young and ungiving today, opening very slowly to offer weighty dark fruit compote flavors and a musky licorice root note. The most unyielding of this set, with strong finishing grip and lingering smokiness. This doesn't just need time, it demands it.

specifications

country:
France

region:
Rhone

Appellation:

Producer:
M.Chapoutier

style:

Grape Variety:

Allergen Information:
This product may contain sulphites. Full allergen information is available upon request, please call our Customer Relations Team on +44 (0)20 7484 6430.


M.Chapoutier

M.Chapoutier

The outspoken Michel Chapoutier is a maverick and an icon in the Rhone valley. He has led the way on biodynamics, is obsessive about proper grape maturity and is as rigorous in the vineyard as they come. Whilst his opinions and straight talking might not always be everybody’s cup of tea, it is rare to hear anything but admiration from his fellow vignerons and winemakers for his dedication, the quality of his wines and the huge impact he has had on the positive image of the Rhone valley. With some wonderful old vines across the varying terroirs of the Hermitage Hill at his disposal, Michel crafts some of the most sought-after Rhone wines in the world.  The style is ripe, concentrated and the although the wines have a modern sheen to them, they certainly easch display individuality and terroir characteristics.

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