Ermitage L'Ermite Rouge 2016 Chapoutier
€ 361,79 (incl. BTW)
The full-bodied 2016 Ermitage l'Ermite is the biggest, most tannic of Chapoutier's current releases. Don't be fooled by the upfront aromas of confiture de cassis, this rich, chewy wine needs 6-7 years of cellaring to near approachability. But what a maturity that should prove to be, with hints of cedar framing ripe, mouthwatering fruit and savory overtones of black olive and licorice, all backed by the sensation of powdered granite on an almost endless finish.
This has super, deep, black fruit, dusted in dark pepper and spice. It smells so pristine and fresh. The palate is immaculately structured, on fine, strong, tannin lines with a deep, black-cherry, licorice and mineral thread. Super-intense, super-fine and super-impressive 2016 Hermitage here. From organically grown grapes.