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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.
The 2010 Ermitage Cuvee de L'Oree is a magnificent white Ermitage, and one I have been buying since it was first released. With unbelievable minerality and an extraordinary nose of honeyed brioche, white peaches and apricots, licorice and smoky gun flint, as well as liqueur of rocks, this is a sublime, full-bodied, extraordinarily opulent white, despite what are relatively strong acids and a lower pH than the 2009. Quite amazing, as it usually is, this wine should evolve for 15+ years.