M. Chapoutier Hermitage L'Ermite Rouge 2015
597.40€ (Inc. VAT bot. 75 cl.) / Spain
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
My pick of Chapoutier's 2015 Ermitage bottlings on this occasion was the 2015 Ermitage l'Ermite. It just edged out the other wines for its incredible purity of cassis fruit, indelible intensity and massive concentration. Size doesn't matter if the other elements aren't there, but this wine is complex, balanced and long, a true tour de force. Hints of crushed stone, peppery spice and grilled meat are in the background right now, partially submerged under the waves of fruit and ripe tannins, so give it a decade or so to shed some of that puppy fat and reveal its true nature.
Between 16ºC and 18ºC
Aged for 8 to 20 months in new and second-year oak barrels.
Shipping to Peninsular Spain
Estimated transit time: 2-3 working days.