Ermitage Cuvee de l'Oree 2016 Chapoutier
€ 192,39 (in Vat)
As usual, Chapoutier's sélections parcellaires are stunning. The 2016 Ermitage de l'Oree from Les Murets' clay soils combines hints of honey and toast with tangerine zest and melon. It's 100% Marsanne, yet shows exuberant, nearly tropical flavors and absolutely no bitterness. It's full-bodied, completely mouth coating and rich, yet it finishes with zesty vitality and sherbet-like cleanliness. It should drink well for at least two decades.
Winespectator / James Suckling (95)
Very impressive concentration, power, freshness and refinement. Aromas are in the dried-herb, lemon-pith and glazed-pear zone. The palate has intensity and depth with smooth, lemon-infused pears and white peaches. Gently savory finish. From organically grown grapes.