M. Chapoutier Ermitage le Meal 2005

$249.99
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SKU 01042

750ml

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The Chapoutier family has been in the Rhône Valley since 1808, and growing vines for wine production since 1879. Today, the company's biodynamic approach to grape growing and winemaking ensures their philosophy of 'Letting the soil speak, and expressing the terroir and its vintage'.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country France
Region Rhone
Appellation Hermitage
Brand M. Chapoutier
Alcohol/vol 14%
  • ws98

Wine SpectatorBig, broad-shouldered version, with loam, tobacco, currant paste and hoisin sauce notes out oin front of the formidable tannin structure. Dark, loamy and muscular through the finish, with a haymaker of black fruit and tarry grip. Best from 2010 through 2030.

James Molesworth, 2008
  • wa96

Wine Advocatehere are 481 cases of the black/purple 2005 Ermitage Le Meal. As always, classic blackberry, asphalt, charcoal, and beef blood notes jump from the glass of this intense wine. Full-bodied, with staggering concentration and a personality not terribly dissimilar from a first-growth Pauillac, but showing no evidence of oak whatsoever (and that is in spite of being aged in 100% new oak casks), this wine needs 10-12 years of bottle age, and should keep for 50-100 years.

Robert Parker, February 2008