|Rhône||2019||Ermitage Le Méal Blanc, Maison M. Chapoutier|
6 bottle minimum order
|BT||3||6||1,450.00||12||42||161.11111066667||100.00||100.00||Ermitage Le Meal Blanc, Chapoutier||0.75|
|Wines are offered subject to remaining unsold. E&OE.|
The richest and most fruit loaded of the trio is the 2019 Ermitage Le Méal Blanc, which comes from a warmer terroir. This killer Hermitage Blanc has a vivid gold hue as well as a crazy good nose of quince, honeyed currants, acacia flowers, spice, and orange marmalade. It doesn't have the minerality of the L'Ermite (and to a lesser extent, the De l’Orée) yet has a more opulent, fat, unctuous style that's still flawlessly balanced and remarkably pure. This is another magical Hermitage from Chapoutier that does everything right. I followed this bottle for multiple days and it only improved with air. It's certainly the more early drinking of these three single vineyard releases, yet it still deserves 2-4 years of bottle age and should keep for 30 years or more.