2012 M. Chapoutier "Le Pavillon" Ermitage Rouge (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1150192 100 points Jeb Dunnuck

Outer quote mark Pure perfection in Syrah, the 2012 Ermitage Le Pavillon comes from the pure granite soils of the Les Bessards lieu-dit and was brought up in around 30-35% new demi-muids. This blockbuster yet magical wine offers everything: incredible aromatics, huge richness and intensity, no sensation of weight or heaviness, and a finish that just goes on and on. With lots of sweet dark cassis and raspberry fruit, it has an almost Méal-like sexiness yet shows more and more minerality as well as tannins on the finish. It’s a quintessential, awesome, perfect wine to enjoy over the coming 20-25 years. Inner quote mark (11/2019)

96 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark This has terrific energy, with zesty loganberry, blackberry and boysenberry coulis flavors, pushed by a grippy dark ganache note. Bramble and anise accents fill the background, with a long, racy, acidity-driven finish that lets the fruit play out wonderfully. Should cruise in the cellar. Best from 2018 through 2030. (JM) Inner quote mark (2/2015)

94 points Vinous

Outer quote mark (made entirely from fruit grown in Bessards, from vines that range from 40 to 60 years in age; 25% new oak): Saturated purple. Pungent smoke- and mineral-accented aromas of dark berry preserves, dried cherry, pipe tobacco, licorice and incense. Stains the palate with intense blackcurrant and bitter cherry flavors, becoming deeper, sweeter and spicier with air. Packs a very serious punch but comes off as lithe and precise, finishing with excellent length and silky, slowly emerging tannins. (JR) Inner quote mark (2/2015)

Jancis Robinson

Outer quote mark Dark crimson. Pavillon is stronger than L'Ermite but there is more minerality on L'Ermite. A bit richer and less precise than L'Ermite. Big and rich. Then grainy tannins. Sweet finish. 18.5/20 points (JR) Inner quote mark (6/2013)

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