Paul Jaboulet Aîné

Le Chevalier de Sterimberg Blanc Hermitage Marsanne Roussanne

9.25 ratings
9.24 pro ratings
Hermitage, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
Marsanne, Roussanne
Pork, Fish, Cream Sauces, Chili & Hot Spicy, Chicken, Pate, Shellfish, Veal, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Asian Cuisine
Top Notes For
Josh Morgenthau

Juicy, waxy, mineral and spicy. Pineapple. Honeyed, with an incredible spice and tartness. Sick stuff. So honeyed and delicious, but the acid and minerality just shred.

Juicy, waxy, mineral and spicy. Pineapple. Honeyed, with an incredible spice and tartness. Sick stuff. So honeyed and delicious, but the acid and minerality just shred.

Nov 2nd, 2021
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9.3

Limpid yellow-gold. Mineral-accented aromas of dried pear, lemon pith, succulent herbs and honey are given spicy lift by a gingery nuance. Chewy and sharply focused on the palate, offering densely packed orchard and pit fruit flavors and hints of chamomile and anise. The mineral note comes back strong on an impressively long, penetrating finish that shows fine definition and solid thrust. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, May 2020)

Limpid yellow-gold. Mineral-accented aromas of dried pear, lemon pith, succulent herbs and honey are given spicy lift by a gingery nuance. Chewy and sharply focused on the palate, offering densely packed orchard and pit fruit flavors and hints of chamomile and anise. The mineral note comes back strong on an impressively long, penetrating finish that shows fine definition and solid thrust. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, May 2020)

Jun 5th, 2020
Jay Kline

Popped and poured; served slightly chilled. I wanted to try one of these in their youth so I can track development. At this stage, everything is very primary and rather simple...but there’s a lot of potential. In the glass, this is a beauty to behold; appearing the dance in the glass. At this stage in development, it’s all melons (think cantaloupe) and pastilles. The finish is long and waxy which I find typical of young Marsanne and Roussanne. Decent acid and minerality. Time will tell if these can develop into something much more interesting but it’s a very good wine for now. I will try again in 2027.

Popped and poured; served slightly chilled. I wanted to try one of these in their youth so I can track development. At this stage, everything is very primary and rather simple...but there’s a lot of potential. In the glass, this is a beauty to behold; appearing the dance in the glass. At this stage in development, it’s all melons (think cantaloupe) and pastilles. The finish is long and waxy which I find typical of young Marsanne and Roussanne. Decent acid and minerality. Time will tell if these can develop into something much more interesting but it’s a very good wine for now. I will try again in 2027.

May 10th, 2020
Christian Fischer

Took a chance at buying a case @$43 a bottle and definitely not regretting it. Nicely balanced fruit with the usual tartness that will mellow and integrate in the coming years. A touch of honey and a lot of fruit; very enjoyable to drink.

Took a chance at buying a case @$43 a bottle and definitely not regretting it. Nicely balanced fruit with the usual tartness that will mellow and integrate in the coming years. A touch of honey and a lot of fruit; very enjoyable to drink.

Feb 11th, 2021
web bond

web had this 3 years ago

web had this 3 years ago

Jun 15th, 2019