M. Chapoutier

l'Ermite Ermitage Syrah

9.611 ratings
9.65 pro ratings
Hermitage, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
Syrah
Top Notes For
Bob McDonald

Mid to dark ruby in colour with a tawny edge. Lovely perfume with roasted meats, dried flowers, and earthy notes. With time in decanter more barnyard cowyard notes developed, but in no way was this Brett. On the palate ultra savoury but also quite sweet initially. Soft resolved Tannins and ready to drink. Not unlike a top Burgundy with more fire power. After about 6 hours it had developed tarry aromas with coal dust and liquorice. Loved this wine. Usually have our top wine of the week at Sunday lunch. This matched well with Roast Pork.

Mid to dark ruby in colour with a tawny edge. Lovely perfume with roasted meats, dried flowers, and earthy notes. With time in decanter more barnyard cowyard notes developed, but in no way was this Brett. On the palate ultra savoury but also quite sweet initially. Soft resolved Tannins and ready to drink. Not unlike a top Burgundy with more fire power. After about 6 hours it had developed tarry aromas with coal dust and liquorice. Loved this wine. Usually have our top wine of the week at Sunday lunch. This matched well with Roast Pork.

Nov 24th, 2019
Christophe Decoux

This is young! Incredible! I love this animal, spicy, fruity aromas soooo complex. Very mineral.
What a Christmas wine!

This is young! Incredible! I love this animal, spicy, fruity aromas soooo complex. Very mineral.
What a Christmas wine!

Dec 25th, 2015
Ned Horton

Vineyardist Quivira Vineyard & Winery

9.9

This wine is very,very good.

This wine is very,very good.

Aug 3rd, 2013
Eric LaMasters

Just a super, complex, full-bodied white. Amazing depth that just kept getting better over the course of a 4 hour dinner.

Just a super, complex, full-bodied white. Amazing depth that just kept getting better over the course of a 4 hour dinner.

Jul 31st, 2019
Robert Riley

Dark garnet in color and great legs. Very light nose with mellow fruit and mild alcohol. Stong stawberry and rich dark fruit, lingers dry and smokey.

Dark garnet in color and great legs. Very light nose with mellow fruit and mild alcohol. Stong stawberry and rich dark fruit, lingers dry and smokey.

Jul 5th, 2018
David Wanek

Lovely wine. Nice balance but not quite the depth to make it exceptional.

Lovely wine. Nice balance but not quite the depth to make it exceptional.

Jun 5th, 2017
Alexander Vadas

Magnum version. Mineral core kept giving. I understand how this wine might contribute to being a hermit. No sharing!

Magnum version. Mineral core kept giving. I understand how this wine might contribute to being a hermit. No sharing!

Feb 12th, 2017
Darin Kendrick

Darin had this 4 years ago

Darin had this 4 years ago

Mar 16th, 2016
Meghan Zobeck

Meghan had this 3 years ago

Meghan had this 3 years ago

Jan 27th, 2017
Jonathan Uhl

Jonathan had this 7 years ago

Jonathan had this 7 years ago

May 4th, 2013