M. Chapoutier Hermitage L'Ermite Rouge 2017
611.00€ (Inc. VAT bot. 75 cl.) / Spain
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2017 Ermitage l'Ermite is equally astounding but a completely different expression of Hermitage. Somehow this combines the reservedness of le Pavillon with the generosity of le Méal, resulting in a wine that I can only describe as perfect. The pristine cassis fruit is remarkably pure, joined by complex notes of crushed stone, salted licorice and the slightest hints of fine-grained oak. It's full-bodied, concentrated and velvety in texture, with oodles of chewy but ripe tannins and a finish that goes on for minutes.
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.