Fine Wine

November 19 - 27, 2018

Online Auction
LOT 113
M. CHAPOUTIER ERMITAGE ROUGE L'ERMITE 2012 (1) WA 100
M.CHAPOUTIER ERMITAGE BLANC L’ERMITE 2012 (1) WA 100
M.CHAPOUTIER ERMITAGE BLANC L’ERMITE 2013 (2) WA 100
  • M. CHAPOUTIER ERMITAGE ROUGE L'ERMITE 2012 (1) WA 100
M.CHAPOUTIER ERMITAGE BLANC L’ERMITE 2012 (1) WA 100
M.CHAPOUTIER ERMITAGE BLANC L’ERMITE 2013 (2) WA 100

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M. CHAPOUTIER ERMITAGE ROUGE L'ERMITE 2012 (1)

Rhône.

Another wine that topped out on my scale, the 523-case 2012 Ermitage l'Ermite is as profound an Hermitage as you can find. Coming from the granite soils located around the Chapel on the top of Hermitage hill, it's always the most tight, backward and structured of the releases, even more so than the Pavillon, which always seems to have another layer of sweet fruit to me. The 2012 is deeper and richer than the 2011, yet as with most 2012s, it more approachable and forward than the 2010 (and 2009 in this case). Exhibiting awesome notes of powdered rock, creme de cassis, liquid violets and lite gunpowder, it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, awesome mid-palate depth and building, ultra-fine tannin that frame the finish. It's an incredible wine that will won't start to become approachable until a decade after the vintage, and then will keep for three decades. December 2014 523 cases produced. WA 100

M.CHAPOUTIER ERMITAGE BLANC L’ERMITE 2012 (1)

Rhône.

White wine simply doesn't get any better than the 2012 Ermitage l'Ermite Blanc. A massive, concentrated, yet insanely pure and focused effort, it has an incredible bouquet (almond paste, orange rind, caramelized peach), full-bodied richness, no hard edges and finish that just won't quit. Of all the 2012 whites, this has the most minerality, purity and precision. I'd happily drink it anytime over the coming 3-4 decades. December 2014 Only 150 case produced per vintage.Ermite L’Ermite Blanc has received 100 points from WA 12 times! A record! Rare: Only 150 cases produced per vintage. WA 100

M.CHAPOUTIER ERMITAGE BLANC L’ERMITE 2013 (2)

Rhône.
1 x scuffed capsule

Completing a trifecta of perfect whites, the 2013 Ermitage l’Ermite Blanc is another sensational effort that offers incredible minerality/liquid rock in its pineapple, tangerine, flower oil, mint and caramelized citrus-driven bouquet. Full-bodied and beautiful on the palate, with more tension and focus than the Cuvee de L’Orée or le Meal, it has perfectly balanced richness, structure and freshness, with no hard edges and a blockbuster finish. It won't be accessible for another 3-4 years and will most likely be immortal in the cellar. December 2014Ermite L’Ermite Blanc has received 100 points from WA 12 times! A record! Rare: Only 150 cases produced per vintage. WA 100

4 bts.    per lot $1,300 - $1,700

Realised: $3,000
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Additional Info:

Department: Wine
Bottle Count: 1-5
Bottle Formats: Standard 750ml
Has Tasting Notes
Mixed Lots
Score: 100
Type: Rhône Red, Rhône White
Vintage: 2012, 2013