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Ermitage Le Meal Rouge, Maison M. Chapoutier 2017

Label
RegionRhône
SubregionHermitage
ColourRed
TypeStill
Grape VarietySyrah

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Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Qty Units Price IB GBP Per Score
Rhône2017Ermitage Le Meal Rouge, Maison M. ChapoutierBT0 \ 661,700.0012100 JC6188.888888100.00100.00Ermitage Le Meal Rouge, Chapoutier0.7510
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Tasting Notes

Always the earliest-ripening portion of the Chapoutier holdings on the Hermitage hill, the 2017 Ermitage le Méal is a complete standout. Crème de framboise notes remain fresh and lively throughout, joined by hints of blueberry, baking spices and vanilla, while the tannins are silky, the mouthfeel generous and the overall impression is one of great seductiveness and elegance.

100
Joe Czerwinski, RobertParker.com, December 2019

One of three potentially perfect Hermitage wines from Chapoutier this vintage, the 2017 Ermitage le Meal is absolutely seamless, delivering a whirl of lush fruit, ample structure and tremendous freshness and length on the finish. Crushed stone and pencil shavings frame the technicolor blueberry and cassis fruit, which picks up an added licorice note. Just a wow wine from start to finish. 2022 - 2040

98/100
Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate (239), October 2018

Cask sample.
Much more closed on the nose than their Greffieux, but the palate is rich with glossy black fruit. Very savoury and tight in structure – but not austere thanks to generous fruit. Classic Hermitage with potency and longevity.

17.5+
Richard Hemming MW, JancisRobinson.com, May 2018
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