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M. Chapoutier Ermitage L'Ermite Rougetext
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M. Chapoutier Ermitage L'Ermite Rouge 2008

Hermitage, Northern Rhone, Rhone Valley, FranceThe darkest of the three select parcel Ermitage. Very peppery, spicy, curry, black cherry, smoky, gamey, prune, tobacco, barnyard, vanilla and garrigue aromas. Dry, tight, elegant, juicy palate with some youthful tannins and intensity. Smoky, peppery, curry, garrigue, prune, roasted pepper, black cherry, licorice, slate stone, meaty, leather and tobacco flavours. Good complexity and intensity but very youthful, perhaps more tannic than Le Meal. Will need a full decade to come into its own in the bottle.Tasted: 28 December 2011Tasted by: Anthony Gismondi and Stuart TobePrices: BC 250.00 specialty listing AB 275.00 fine wine stores Producer: M. ChapoutierDistributors: Dandurand
Grape: Shiraz/SyrahCSPC: 654491UPC: 3391181940634