2010 M. Chapoutier "Le Méal" Ermitage Blanc
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2010 Ermitage le Meal Blanc is pure perfection in a glass. One of the densest, most concentrated, decadent and thrilling whites I've tasted, it offers a sensational bouquet of crème caramel, caramelized peach, crushed rock and smoke. Unctuous and chewy on the palate, with awesome depth of fruit, it has thrilling purity, laser focus and a finish that just won't quit. White wine does not get any better and it will have an incredible 50+ years of longevity. (JD)
Remarkably lush, with wonderful poise, this carries hefty layers of creamed peach, ginger, graham, piecrust and dried nectarine suavely, revealing a frame of bitter citrus oil and toasted coconut notes on the finish. Should unwind slowly. Best from 2015 through 2030.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Light, bright gold. A highly perfumed bouquet evokes candied citrus fruits, nectarine, honeysuckle and beeswax, with a bright mineral overtone. Juicy, precise and deeply concentrated, offering fresh orchard fruit flavors and suggestions of bitter citrus pith and chalky minerals. Gains weight and power with air while maintaining its vivacity and finishes with outstanding clarity, thrust and persistence. (JR)