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2014 M. CHAPOUTIER ERMITAGE LE PAVILLON 750ML
2014 M. CHAPOUTIER ERMITAGE LE PAVILLON 750ML
 
Case Price $415.99
Bottle Price $499.15
Year 2014
Size 750ML
Color Red
Varietal Syrah
Country France

Product Code: 2812888
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RATINGS: 96pts Robert Parker

No name is more closely associated with the greatness of the Rhone valley than M. Chapoutier.

The history of the Chapoutier family stretches back to the early nineteenth century when current owner Michel Chapoutier's great , great , great grandfather Marius purchased an estate and some vineyards in the now famous village of Tain l'Hermitage in the Northern Rhone Valley. Marius Chapoutier made history in the region when he became the first grape grower there to vinify his own fruit. Marius had tasted wines other winemakers produced using his fruit and he realized that something was lost in translation, so to speak. He knew that he owned some of the best growing sites in the appellation and he believed rightly that the grapes grown in his vineyards could produce long lived world class wines. In a move unusual at the time, he decided that he should make the wine himself. Not only did the quality of the wines increase greatly, but this move provided the capital to expand the Chapoutiers' already legendary estate.

A visionary and pioneer in biodynamic winemaking, his restless energy and unconditional commitment to quality have produced tremendous success, with the most 90+ point ratings of all Rhone producers and 16 "100 point" rated wines.

TASTING NOTES: The 2014 Ermitage le Pavillon is another wine from this team that defies the vintage. Full bodied, concentrated, impeccably balanced and seamless, with classic notes of crushed rocks, graphite, cassis and blackcurrants, it hits the palate with no hard edges, has a great mid palate and possesses sweet tannin. Michel commented that this wine reminded him of the 1982, and while it offers pleasure even today, it won't hit maturity for another decade. Jeb Dunnuck (Wine Advocate)
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