M. Chapoutier

"Le Pavillon" Ermitage Syrah

9.319 ratings
9.54 pro ratings
Hermitage, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
Syrah
Top Notes For
Shay A
9.4

Lots of fun bottles were popped at Al’s hosting this past weekend for his birthday celebration. All were served blind. 1 sparkler, 2 whites, 6 reds and 1 dessert wine.

Fantastic showing. Unmistakably Rhône. It smells of charred potpourri, spicy rhubarb and tea leaves. On the palate, it was light and nimble with a decidedly black pepper like finish. I was very confident this was southern Rhône CdP as I didn’t get any smoked meat or iron type notes like I typically do with northern Rhône. Just a hint of sweetness in the black cherry core to bring out the acidity and smooth the tannins. I called this southern Rhône CdP from the mid 2000s.

Lots of fun bottles were popped at Al’s hosting this past weekend for his birthday celebration. All were served blind. 1 sparkler, 2 whites, 6 reds and 1 dessert wine.

Fantastic showing. Unmistakably Rhône. It smells of charred potpourri, spicy rhubarb and tea leaves. On the palate, it was light and nimble with a decidedly black pepper like finish. I was very confident this was southern Rhône CdP as I didn’t get any smoked meat or iron type notes like I typically do with northern Rhône. Just a hint of sweetness in the black cherry core to bring out the acidity and smooth the tannins. I called this southern Rhône CdP from the mid 2000s.

Oct 22nd, 2019
Stanislav Lobanov

17/20 (92/100) Аромат спелых чёрных лесных ягод, чернослива, кожи, специй и скотного двора. Тельное с умеренной кислотностью и мягкими, обволакивающими танинами. Насыщенное во вкусе, но скотного двора хотелось бы поменьше.

17/20 (92/100) Аромат спелых чёрных лесных ягод, чернослива, кожи, специй и скотного двора. Тельное с умеренной кислотностью и мягкими, обволакивающими танинами. Насыщенное во вкусе, но скотного двора хотелось бы поменьше.

Jul 22nd, 2018
Manny Abascal

Rich, balanced.

Rich, balanced.

Sep 28th, 2017
Mike Jeffreys

With Bill Stuart and Susan at Tarbells - 2005 vintage- amazing finish

With Bill Stuart and Susan at Tarbells - 2005 vintage- amazing finish

Jun 10th, 2017
Tyler Thomas

Tasted blind. Incredibly youthful given age. Impeccable texture.

Tasted blind. Incredibly youthful given age. Impeccable texture.

May 2nd, 2017
Michael Dierberg

Rich without being heavy, almost new world in character. Still very young. Needs another 5+ years.

Rich without being heavy, almost new world in character. Still very young. Needs another 5+ years.

Apr 15th, 2017
Cameron Etezadi

Well rounded and beautiful. Good medium acidity and strong tannins dissipate quickly to a long leather and chocolate finish.

Well rounded and beautiful. Good medium acidity and strong tannins dissipate quickly to a long leather and chocolate finish.

Mar 30th, 2017
Jeroen Koenen

Drying, lavas, soupy. Suboptimal bottle.

Drying, lavas, soupy. Suboptimal bottle.

Oct 15th, 2016
Mark Tarbell

Lamb?

Jul 17th, 2014
Greg Gregory

Greg had this 3 years ago

Greg had this 3 years ago

Jul 25th, 2016