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M. Chapoutier : De l'Orée 2003

SKU :F285/03 Vallée du Rhône - Ermitage - Blanc - 14.5° - Détails
  • Parker/WA : 99

Wine Advocate-Parker :
Nearly perfect, one of the most prodigious dry white wines I have ever tasted is the 2003 Ermitage Cuvee de l'Oree. A 669-case cuvee fashioned from yields of 10 hectoliters per hectare, it offers aromas and flavors beyond anything I have previously tasted in a dry white. It tastes like a liqueur of licorice intermixed with a liqueur of honeysuckle, quince, and rocks. Opulent, viscous, and full-bodied, at first glance it is seemingly fragile and over the top, but it boasts extraordinary freshness and liveliness as well as monster concentration and a finish that lasts over 60 seconds. I suspect it will drink beautifully for 3-4 years, then go into a funky stage, and re-emerge two decades later. It may be a 100-year wine ... but who knows? Without question, it is a tour de force in winemaking.

Alcool 14.5°
Encépagement Marsanne
Parker/WA 99
Wine Spectator 95
Meadow 96-98
Appellation Ermitage
Couleur Blanc
Primeur Livrable
Kasher Non
Organique Non
Pays France
Producteur M. Chapoutier
Mention qualité AOC
Région Vallée du Rhône
Sucrosité Les vins blancs secs
Vignoble Côtes du Rhône Septentrionales