Friday, April 23, 2021

Chapoutier de L'Orée Ermitage

 The second astonishing Hermitage Blanc wine I tasted on the night mentioned a few posts below was the 1991 Chapoutier de L’Orée Ermitage. It was the first year this Marsanne was made. It comes from the lower parts of the famous hill, with the vines grown on alluvial soil.

This 30 year old wine was not as alive as the Chave reviewed previously, but it was still in very good shape. The colour was a medium intensity golden. Apple flavours and walnut made for an enticing flavour mix. The wine was smooth with a slightly oxidative bent.

Score: 93/++

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