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Ermitage Le Pavillon, Maison M. Chapoutier 1999

Grape VarietySyrah

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Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Qty Units Price IB GBP Per Score
Rhône1999Ermitage Le Pavillon, Maison M. Chapoutier

Individual wooden case

MG0 \ 11325.00bt96 RP1216.6666666666796.0096.00Ermitage Pavillon, Chapoutier1.510
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Tasting Notes

The prodigious 1999 Ermitage Le Pavillon boasts creme de cassis aromatics intermixed with unmistakable aromas of ink. It is full-bodied and fabulously concentrated as well as powerful, with a finish that lasts for fifty seconds. This saturated black/purple-colored 1999 exhibits remarkable symmetry, purity, and overall massive size all juxtaposed with a sense of elegance and restraint. It is a monumental achievement, but ultimately is less successful than the great 1998 or 2000.

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (140), April 2002

The opaque inky-colored 1999 Ermitage Le Pavillon (it actually smells of ink) is fresh yet powerful, thick yet not heavy, full-bodied, and bigger than life, with exquisite concentration and depth. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2040.

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (133), February 2001

A balanced gem. Aromatically reserved and full-bodied, it unfolds mineral, wet earth and black fruit. Plenty of refined, ripe, well-integrated tannins and fresh acidity. Firm finish has a long aftertaste. Best from 2003 through 2010. 990 cases made.

Per-Henrik Mansson, Wine Spectator (30 Nov 01), November 2001
Per-Henrik Mansson, Wine Spectator (Nov 2001), November 2001
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