M. Chapoutier Ermitage le Pavillon 2005

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SKU 01043


Category Red Wine
Country France
Region Rhone
Appellation Hermitage
Brand M. Chapoutier
Alcohol/vol 14%
  • wa98

Wine AdvocateThe biggest production cuvee, the 2005 Ermitage Le Pavillon (1,067 cases in this vintage) has a dense purple color, the classic acacia flower, graphite-based, smoky creme de cassis nose with a tremendous intensity and a full-bodied power and richness that is awesome. These are monumental wines, and when you think that this wine, much like most of its siblings, is made from yields of 12-18 hectoliters per hectare, the explanation for its concentration and extraordinary expression of terroir is obvious.

Robert Parker, February 2008
  • ws96

Wine SpectatorVery focused, with grippy, but streamlined tannins carrying dark currant, plum, coffee, mocha and mineral notes through a long finish. Zesty, wild berry and briar patch-filled finish. Should flesh out nicely in the cellar, as there is some real serious grip here. Best from 2010 through 2025.

James Molesworth, 2008