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M. Chapoutier : L'Ermite 1999

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£780 Incl. VAT & DP1 Magnum (1,5l) |
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    Parker : 96 / 100
    J. Robinson : 17.5+ / 20
    Wine Advocate-Parker :
    The 1999 Ermitage l'Ermite is a wine that borders on perfection compared to its backward performance last year from barrel. Sadly, there are usually 500-600 cases of the cuvee, but in 1999 only 400 were produced. It comes from Chapoutier's oldest vines (most over 100 years of age), and represents the essence of both Hermitage and Syrah. From bottle, the 1999 l'Ermite reveals an old style Lafleur character in its kirsch liqueur intermixed with raspberries, blackberries, and striking minerality. It has put on considerable weight since last year, but is essentially an elegant, ethereal effort with incredible intensity as well as amazing lightness. It is a phenomenal expression of terroir. However, be forewarned, anyone expecting to derive a lot of pleasure from this before another fifteen years elapse, will be disappointed. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2060.
    Rhone ValleyErmitage
    Alcohol
    13.5

    Grape varieties
    Syrah

    Dessert wine
    No

    Environment
    Organic wines

    J. Robinson
    17.5+

    Wine Spectator
    95

    Country
    France

    Wine certification
    AOC

    Vineyard
    Cotes du Rhone Septentrionales

    Area
    Rhone Valley

    Appellation
    Ermitage

    Color
    Red

    Producer
    M. Chapoutier

    Parker
    96

    Allergens
    Contains sulphites

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