2016 Ferraton Père et Fils "Les Miaux" Hermitage Blanc (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1344990 95 points Jeb Dunnuck

 As to the two Hermitage Blanc, the 2016 Hermitage Les Miaux Blanc is made from 100% Marsanne brought up in demi-muids. It boasts a smoking nose of buttered citrus, tangerine, flower oil and wood smoke. Big, rich, concentrated and voluptuous on the palate, with beautiful density, this is a terrific white that ticks all the right boxes. It’s another 'best to date' wine from this awesome vintage and can be drunk anytime over the coming decade or more.  (1/2018)

92 points Vinous

 Light bright yellow. Fresh, mineral-laced Meyer lemon, pear and floral aromas are complemented by deeper honey and marzipan scents. Tightly wound orchard and pit fruit flavors unfold steadily with air, picking up a bitter citrus pith character and a touch of smokiness. Shows strong tension and leaves behind dusty mineral and citrus notes on a very long, penetrating finish. (JR)  (5/2018)

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 Matured entirely in demi-muids and sourced from Les Dionnières, the 2016 Hermitage Les Miaux Blanc features scents of toasted marshmallows, melon and orange zest. It's medium to full-bodied, with a plump, appealing mouthfeel, yet there's plenty of brine and zest on the finish to balance things out. In the interest of saving time, I tasted these wines during my visit to Chapoutier, although Ferraton is run independently, with its own winemaking team and facility. Despite being under Chapoutier ownership since 2004, the style of wine and fruit sourcing tends to be quite different, as can be seen in the accompanying reviews. (JC)  (12/2017)

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Varietal:

Other White Wines

Country:

France

- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them.
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.
Specific Appellation:

Hermitage/Crozes-Hermitage