2007 Paul Jaboulet Aîné "Chevalier de Sterimberg" Hermitage Blanc

SKU #1081047 93 points Wine Enthusiast

 Jaboulet's white Hermitage is a huge success in 2007, boasting somewhat restrained aromas of pineapple, but tremendous structure and length. It's full-bodied, with a finish laced with crushed stone and citrus. Try it around 2017.  (4/2010)

92 points Wine Spectator

 Captivating, with star fruit, anise, Jonagold apple, chamomile and heather honey aromas and flavors that rush along a creamy but detailed and focused frame. The long, finely tuned finish has fine buried minerality. Marsanne and Roussanne. Drink now through 2014. 941 cases made.  (3/2009)

91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Light gold. Intensely floral bouquet of honeysuckle, magnolia, papaya, dried peach, smoked meat and minerals. Round and fleshy on entry but firmer-edged in the middle, showing vivid pit and exotic fruit character and a stony undercurrent. Smoothly blends richness and sappy energy, finishing with excellent lift and cut. A sweet note of yellow plum lingers seductively.  (2/2009)

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 Another big wine is the rich 2007 Hermitage Chevalier de Sterimberg blanc, which offers a honeyed richness, tropical fruit, marmalade, quince, and white currant characteristics. Medium to full-bodied and long, it should evolve for 10-15 years.  (4/2009)

K&L Notes

14% abv.

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- If you've ever enjoyed the white wines of France's Rhône Valley, then you've probably inhaled the intoxicating honeysuckle and almond perfume of Marsanne. Most often blended with Roussanne and, increasingly, Viognier, Marsanne adds body and perfume to the wines of St-Joseph, Crozes-Hermitage, Hermitage and St-Péray. It also planted in small amounts in Australia and the United States, where California's Rhône Rangers have embraced it. Aliases include Ermitage, Hermitage Blanc, Marsana and Grosse Roussette.


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Specific Appellation:

Chateauneuf du Pape

Alcohol Content (%): 14