2007 Chapoutier Hermitage Le Meal Blanc

- 750 ml
99
RP
Availability: Available Soon
$215.00
Availability: In stock
Product ID
40962-750-AS

Wine Critic Reviews:

I was shocked by the 2007 Ermitage le Meal Blanc and from a vintage that yielded mostly forward, supple and approachable efforts, it has stunning concentration, density, depth and texture. Still light/medium gold in color, it offers classic crushed-rock-like minerality, licorice, charcoal and sautéed peach characteristics to go with a lively, fresh, yet full-bore and decadent profile on the palate. It has the concentration and purity to evolve for decades, but is mind-blowing stuff today.

Robert Parker Wine Advocate | 99 RP
Pale greenish gold. Orange, pear, hazelnut, sweet butter, truffle and minerals on the nose, with a slow-building floral quality; like a serious Chassagne-Montrachet. Palate-staining sweet citrus and orchard fruit flavors are underscored by smoky minerals and talc. The minerality seems to gain power on the finish, which is strikingly pure, focused and persistent. More energetic than the l'Oree, and in need of more patience.

Vinous Media | 94 VM
A ripe, flattering style, with apricot, quince, grilled hazelnut and powdered ginger notes that all weave through the mouthwatering, floral-tinged finish. Persistent and well-knit, with the apricot note lingering. Drink now through 2016. 805 cases made, 129 cases imported.

Wine Spectator | 93 WS

More Information
Availability Available Soon
Vintage 2007
Format 750 ml
Color White
Country France: Words fail us when trying to adequately portray France's place in the world of wine. It's downright impossible to imagine what wine would feel and taste like had it not been for France's many, many viticultural pioneers. Fine wine is the blood of France's vigorously beating heart, and it finds itself in many aspects of French culture. With a viticultural history that dates all the way back to the 6th century BC, France now enjoys its position as the most famous and reputable wine region on the planet. If you have a burning passion for masterfully crafted, mouth-watering, mind-expanding wines, then regular visits to France are probably already in your schedule, and for a good reason.
Producer Chapoutier: With the beginning of its tradition in 1808, Chapoutier Hermitage has established a reputation as one of the most important wineries in the Rhone Valley. Their versatility and sheer influence are staggering, as they produce wines in a variety of appellations, with different soil compositions, and for different price ranges. Anything you can connect to the Rhone Valley has been perfected by Chapoutier Hermitage, and they've added their personal touches and unique decisions into the mix. Still, you can expect the wines to be of exceptionally high quality, with a cosmic depth of flavor and a texture as intricate as finely woven tapestries of old. Naturally, you may wish to collect these wines since their versatility and variety leave a lot of room for personal expression, and they can perform admirably in any scenario.
Rating 99 RP
Region Rhone: While the Northern Rhone produces only about 5% of all wine coming out of the Rhone Valley, the quality of these bottles is not to be underestimated. The terroir in this region is heavenly for growing Syrah, Viognier, Marsanne or Rousanne - the only permitted grapes in the AOC. Picture this - the Rhone flows through the valley like an azure thread piercing the landscape, a reflection of the dreamy skies hovering above the vineyards, ready to produce rainfall at a moment's notice. The rocky soil of the steep, almost surreal hillsides provides a bountiful feast for the grapevine roots. The flavors and texture of Northern Rhone wines tell you everything you need to know as soon as your lips touch the elixir, like a whisper in the vigorous valley winds As per the Southern Rhone wine, it is like taking a plunge into a whirlpool of juicy flavor. Every sip explodes forward like a crashing tsunami, bathing your tastebuds in delicious aromas of prune, chocolate, grass, and black fruit. The wines are so compelling that it can be hard to drink them casually at a social event without getting lost in their intricate textures and emotional depths. Let's set sail together, and drink deep from these luxurious bottles with our friends and loved ones.
Type of Wine Hermitage: Hermitage provides a bouquet of scents and flavors with a texture that cannot be fully deciphered. Expect to be blown away by an orchestral composition of primal blackberries and black raspberries, earthy minerals, playful spice and a thick bassline of smoke. Their immense aging potential makes them ideal candidates for hoarding in your cellar!
OWC No
Varietal Marsanne
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