Chapoutier - Ermitage l'Ermite Rouge 2000

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12 x 0.75L BI Reserves IB £1,950.00 1 cs BUY
1 x 1.5L BI Reserves DP £390.00 1 mags BUY

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Product Details

Vintage
2000
Colour
Red
Appellation
Hermitage
Producer
Chapoutier

Tasting Notes and Scores

Wine Advocate
99

I grossly underestimated the 2000 Ermitage l'Ermite from barrel. This wine, which emerges from largely pre-phylloxera vines planted on the dome of Hermitage, adjacent to the chapel that is perched there so photogenically, possesses extraordinary finesse and elegance. It reveals notes of liquid minerals intermixed with kirsch liqueur and blackberries. While it never possesses the power and breadth of flavor of Le Meal or Le Pavillon, l'Ermite appears to be a hypothetical blend of Bordeaux's Lafleur and Ausone as it always displays a certain austerity early in life. The extraordinary 2000 flirts with perfection. A provocative wine with great minerality, finesse, and delineation, it blew me away when I tasted it from bottle. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2035.