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M. Chapoutier Ermitage Le Méal Rougetext
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M. Chapoutier Ermitage Le Méal Rouge 2010

Hermitage, Northern Rhone, Rhone Valley, FranceAnother year where it's easier to say you pick'em because the difference between Le Méal and Le Pavillon, again in 2010, is really a matter of style. Expect a spicy, liquorice, meaty black fruit nose with a dollop of Rhone garrigue. The attack is fresh, balanced and persistent with more smoky, floral, blueberry, liquorice flavours. It an amazing syrah with energy and lift that makes biodynamic farming look awfully important. You need to wait a decade to drink this for half a century. A dream for collectors.Tasted: 05 March 2014Tasted by: Anthony Gismondi and Stuart TobePrices: BC 243.00 specialty listing AB 275.00 fine wine stores Producer: M. ChapoutierDistributors: Dandurand
Grape: Shiraz/SyrahCSPC: 579847UPC: 3391181930635