M. Chapoutier

l'Ermite Ermitage Marsanne

9.33 ratings
9.42 pro ratings
Hermitage, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
Marsanne
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.

This was tough. Most were between Rhône or Cali chard. Had a distinct waxy pineapple trait to it. It walked a razor thin line to where it was almost mineral driven but the fruit was too pure. Gained more sea salt honey notes as it opened. Viscous. Rounded profile but the oak was always in the very back. Notes are consistent from the last time I tried this a few months ago. I called this Peter Michael Chardonnay from 2010.

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.

This was tough. Most were between Rhône or Cali chard. Had a distinct waxy pineapple trait to it. It walked a razor thin line to where it was almost mineral driven but the fruit was too pure. Gained more sea salt honey notes as it opened. Viscous. Rounded profile but the oak was always in the very back. Notes are consistent from the last time I tried this a few months ago. I called this Peter Michael Chardonnay from 2010.

Oct 22nd, 2019
Shay A
9.4

July 4th Friday was a total blowout! Killer bottles one after another. Here are just a few of the bottles we all enjoyed!

Powerfully viscous and waxy. Almost golden in the glass. Rich floral notes upfront like honeysuckle, but then takes a more poached pear like turn in the middle before finishing savory and mineral driven. This deserved a table of its own so it could be appreciated over the length of time it was opened.

July 4th Friday was a total blowout! Killer bottles one after another. Here are just a few of the bottles we all enjoyed!

Powerfully viscous and waxy. Almost golden in the glass. Rich floral notes upfront like honeysuckle, but then takes a more poached pear like turn in the middle before finishing savory and mineral driven. This deserved a table of its own so it could be appreciated over the length of time it was opened.

Jul 28th, 2019
Chris Harwick

Chris had this 8 months ago

Chris had this 8 months ago

Mar 1st, 2019