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Ermitage l'Ermite, Maison M. Chapoutier 2010

RegionRhône
SubregionHermitage
ColourRed
TypeStill
Grape VarietySyrah

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Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Qty Units Price IB GBP Per Score
Rhône2010Ermitage l'Ermite, Maison M. ChapoutierBT0 \ 662,900.0012100 RP6322.22222133333100.00100.00Ermitage l'Ermite, Chapoutier0.7510
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Tasting Notes

The 2010 Ermitage l'Ermite (454 cases produced) is another perfect wine. Completely different than Le Pavillon, l'Ermite is always slightly more austere. It comes from a 7.5-acre parcel of sandy, granitic soils at the top of the Hill of Hermitage that produces both red and white compelling Hermitages, somewhat unusual in this tiny appellation. The black/purple-colored 2010 l'Ermite exhibits a tight, more mineral-dominated set of aromatics offering up hints of blue and black fruits, charcoal, steak tartare and an unmistakable floral note. This full-bodied, more austere and tannic effort reveals extraordinary weight, palate penetration and purity. It represents the concentrated essence of a specific site as well as the Syrah grape planted in this magical appellation. Forgot it for 10-15 years, possibly two decades, and drink it over the following 50-75 years.

100
Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (204), December 2012

Crushed rock, spring flowers and a liqueur of granite are all present in the inky/purple colored 2010 Ermitage L'Ermite. It is almost a crime trying to describe a wine such as this, since so few people will ever get to taste it in its full prime, which is probably a good 25-30 years away. Super-pure, rich and full-bodied, this is a great example from Michel Chapoutier, certainly up there with the top vintages of this wine to date. It will require unbelievable patience and needs at least a decade or more of cellaring before being consumed.

98/100
Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (198), December 2011
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