M. Chapoutier

Le Méal Blanc Hermitage Marsanne

9.494 ratings
9.419 pro ratings
Hermitage, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
Marsanne
Top Notes For
Bill Bender

My WWOTN this really had next level cred. Bursting bouquet of petrol/acetone/flint gives way to an unctuous an oily mouthfeel and notes of toasted honey, waxy yellow fruit and a full bodied finish. A real attention grabber that’s not quite yet at the level of the ‘05 I had in November but I feel it could certainly surpass it with 5 more years in the bottle.

My WWOTN this really had next level cred. Bursting bouquet of petrol/acetone/flint gives way to an unctuous an oily mouthfeel and notes of toasted honey, waxy yellow fruit and a full bodied finish. A real attention grabber that’s not quite yet at the level of the ‘05 I had in November but I feel it could certainly surpass it with 5 more years in the bottle.

Jun 16th, 2019
Bill Bender

Side by side with a Chave Blanc. Bright bright gold. Tons of acceleration and deep full bodied creamy fruit with omnipresent flint. Intense and showy.

Side by side with a Chave Blanc. Bright bright gold. Tons of acceleration and deep full bodied creamy fruit with omnipresent flint. Intense and showy.

May 19th, 2019
Shay A
9.4

Weekly Wednesday Wine Committee. Incredible hosting by Joe. 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds, 1 dessert wine, all tasted blind.

This is the white wine that changed the most from start to finish. It slowly revealed oak, especially a heavy “toast” note to it. With no idea what to call it, I guessed Australian chardonnay. Sweet oak (definitely not too much), round mouthfeel, and honeyed cashews. This deserves to be served alone to be fully appreciated.

Weekly Wednesday Wine Committee. Incredible hosting by Joe. 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds, 1 dessert wine, all tasted blind.

This is the white wine that changed the most from start to finish. It slowly revealed oak, especially a heavy “toast” note to it. With no idea what to call it, I guessed Australian chardonnay. Sweet oak (definitely not too much), round mouthfeel, and honeyed cashews. This deserves to be served alone to be fully appreciated.

Mar 13th, 2019
Trevor Maskell

18 years old. What a beast! 15% and amazingly complex. Warm fruit, beeswax, sherry like components. Amazing presence. With roasted chicken and root veg. Astounding wine.

18 years old. What a beast! 15% and amazingly complex. Warm fruit, beeswax, sherry like components. Amazing presence. With roasted chicken and root veg. Astounding wine.

Sep 16th, 2018
Veronica Castro

From magnum. Wow! First time having a white Rhone with this amount of age. I was just discussing not having an aged white Rhone like this yesterday, and then BAM, by sheer coincidence a friend brought this to a party last night. Beautiful yellow fruit, dry, with chamomile and marmalade. With time in the glass, showing slight oxidative notes, all in all, a great bottle with complexity.

From magnum. Wow! First time having a white Rhone with this amount of age. I was just discussing not having an aged white Rhone like this yesterday, and then BAM, by sheer coincidence a friend brought this to a party last night. Beautiful yellow fruit, dry, with chamomile and marmalade. With time in the glass, showing slight oxidative notes, all in all, a great bottle with complexity.

1 person found it helpfulJul 3rd, 2017
Cyrus Hazzard

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Corked...so disappointed

Corked...so disappointed

1 person found it helpfulJul 30th, 2014
Jim Lindsay

Italian white truffle carried on a Chablis like body.

Italian white truffle carried on a Chablis like body.

Dec 5th, 2016
Jason Lede

honey x almond x silky x delicious

honey x almond x silky x delicious

Feb 1st, 2016
Connor McMahon

Booo Yeah!!

Booo Yeah!!

Sep 18th, 2015
Connor McMahon

Regardless of the erosion in the vineyards we are celebrating the near 3 inches of rain in Paso Robles and the central coast! Can't celebrate without an awesome Marsanne! Great stones, honeyed citrus.

Regardless of the erosion in the vineyards we are celebrating the near 3 inches of rain in Paso Robles and the central coast! Can't celebrate without an awesome Marsanne! Great stones, honeyed citrus.

Jul 19th, 2015