Chapoutier Ermitage Le Pavillon Rouge 2019 Bottle size: 750ml

France, Rhône
R4,900
Out of stock
98+
WA
New
‘Massively concentrated and tannic, Chapoutier's 2019 Ermitage le Pavillon looks as if it will take a few more years to come around than the other selections parcellaires. The initial scents of crushed stone and cassis are intriguing, but this full-bodied wine comes across almost cold and reserved yet immensely promising. On this occasion, Michel Chapoutier pronounced it "a tea of granite," which describes it fairly well, although hints of its future charms can be seen on the long, licorice-tinged and mouthwatering finish. 2027-2040’ – Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate, 98+/100

‘Tasted at the domaine. Far more generous, approachable aromatics than Le Méal – violet and crushed black peppercorn. Vibrant and rich palate with sandalwood and a real sense of minerality alongside Szechuan peppercorn and sweet tobacco – this feels very much together, the tannins are forward and present but really well managed. A mighty wine that needs considerable time. 2025-2040’ – Alistair Cooper MW, JancisRobinson.com, 18++/20

More Information
Condition New
Winemaker Michel Chapoutier
Alcohol 14.5%
Body Full-bodied
Blend information 100% Syrah
Drink to Drink or cellar
Variety Shiraz / Syrah
Rating WA 98+
Producer information Michel Chapoutier is the ultimate overachiever. Not only do his thrilling single-vineyard wines set the benchmark for the entire Rhône Valley, but he also produces some of the best value wines on the planet. With a 200-year history, wines from all corners of the Rhône and supreme quality throughout, Michel Chapoutier is the king of the Rhône Valley. Organic and biodynamic farming principles, together with traditional winemaking in top appellations, produce structured wines with long ageing potential. The wines tend to be generous, but each one speaks of its terroir and shows immaculate balance.
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