2007 M. Chapoutier "Le Pavillon" Ermitage Rouge (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1054265

94 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Opaque ruby. Aromas of boysenberry, blueberry, pipe tobacco, smoky spices and olive. Very rich but surprisingly energetic, offering sweet dark berry compote flavors and exotic floral and tobacco notes. The spiciness returns on the finish, which is sappy, impressively focused and extremely long. This has opened up significantly since bottling and looks very promising." (Jan/Feb 2010) 94 points Wine Spectator: "Shows the zesty loganberry, raspberry and boysenberry fruit of the vintage with added depth and flesh, while black tea, pastis and briar notes fill in on the nicely grippy finish. There’s impressive depth through the finish. Drink now through 2016." (WS Insider 1/27/10) 92-94 points Robert Parker: "Made in a lighter style, but still a full-bodied, powerful wine, the dark purple-hued 2007 Ermitage Le Pavillon reveals aromas of creme de cassis, black truffles, cold steel, and crushed rocks. Dense and tannic, with good acidity, resounding richness, and a substantial finish, it is a top-notch effort that should evolve for three decades." (04/09)

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Varietal:

Rhone Blends

Country:

France

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Sub-Region:

Rhone

- Legendary wine-producing region in southeast France. Stereotypically speaking, Rhone wines are high in alcohol, and the majority produced is red. The northern Rhone is best known for outstanding 100% Syrah wines from areas such as Cote Rotie and Hermitage, as well as for fabulous white wines from Condrieu (where Viognier is king). In the southern Rhone, look for spicy, full-bodied wines that are blends of Grenache, Syrah, and other varietals coming from appellations such as Chateauneuf du Pape, Gigondas, or Rasteau. Wines labeled as Cote du Rhone or Cotes du Rhone Village (a cut above generic Cotes du Rhone) are frequently found here in the US because they often represent some of the best values on the market. View our bestselling Rhone Valley wines.
Specific Appellation:

Hermitage/Crozes-Hermitage