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Ermitage Le Meal Rouge, Domaine Ferraton 2018

RegionRhône
SubregionHermitage
ColourRed
TypeStill
Grape VarietySyrah

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Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Qty Units Price IB GBP Per Score
Rhône2018Ermitage Le Meal Rouge, Domaine FerratonBT14 \ 0 168600.001297 JD16866.66666666666797.0097.00Ermitage Le Meal Rouge, Ferraton0.7510
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Tasting Notes

There's not much of the 2018 Ermitage Le Méal to go around, but it's a thrilling bottle of wine. Notes of cassis, scorched earth, graphite, and building minerality emerge from the glass, and it's a tight, backward, yet incredibly impressive Hermitage that's going to demand bottle age. Do your best to hide bottles for 5-7 years, and it should keep for 20-25+.

97
Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com, November 2020

Deep, bright-rimmed purple. Powerful blueberry and blackcurrant aromas are complicated by suggestions of candied flowers, vanilla and incense and a hint of licorice appears in the background. Stains the palate with alluringly sweet black/blue fruit preserve, spicecake, salty olive and violet pastille flavors that are underscored by a vein of smoky minerality. Blends richness and energy with a sure hand and finishes extremely long and precise, with steadily building tannins adding shape and final grip. (all de-stemmed fruit and 40% new oak). 2027 - 2038

96
Josh Raynolds, vinous.com, April 2020

Now showing more structure than Ferraton's Les Dionnières offering, the 2018 Ermitage Le Méal is dominated by purple raspberries, crushed stone and dried spices. There's a delightful three-way tension among fruit, acid and tannin in this full-bodied wine, giving it a sense of freshness and energy. The tannins are prominent but ripe and velvety in feel, imparting a sense of lushness on the long, fruit-tinged finish. It should be ready to drink within another year or two and then drink well for at least a decade. 2023 - 2035

93/95
Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate, May 2021
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