|Rhône||1999||Ermitage Le Pavillon, Maison M. Chapoutier|
Individual wooden case
|MG||0 \ 1||1||325.00||bt||1||216.66666666667||96.00||96.00||Ermitage Pavillon, Chapoutier||1.5||10|
|Wines are offered subject to remaining unsold. E&OE.|
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.
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.
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.