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2016 Domaine des Rémizières Crozes-Hermitage

90 points Wine Spectator: "Charming and fresh, with light violet, white pepper and lavender notes leading the way for supple cherry and plum fruit flavors. Silky tannins and a light dusting of sandalwood show on the finish. (JM, Web Only-2018)" Jeb Dunnuck: "Leading off the reds, the clean, classic and nicely textured 2016 Crozes-Hermitage offers lots of darker fruits, peppery herbs, and dried earth. It's medium-bodied, balanced, has good acidity and a great finish. It’s a good value." (01/2018) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Bottled in June, the bas ... 


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2016 Domaine des Rémizières Saint-Joseph

94 points Jeb Dunnuck: "The 2016 Saint Joseph is a winner. Coming from 40-year-old vines, granite soils, and brought up in 30% new oak, it has straight-up classic notes of blackberries, crushed violets, pepper, and obvious minerality to go with a tight, medium-bodied, concentrated style on the palate. Possessing a rare level of purity and finesse in its tannin, drink this beauty any time over the coming decade." (12/2018) 91 points Vinous: "(50% new oak) Bright purple. Black and blue fruits, olive and licorice on the deeply perfumed nose. Sweet and bro ... 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco


2016 Domaine des Rémizières "Cuvée Christophe" Crozes-Hermitage

92 points Jeb Dunnuck: "Moving to the 2016, all of which were tasted from bottle, the 2016 Crozes Hermitage Cuvée Christophe is a rich, powerful Crozes in the vintage. Brought up in 70% new French oak, it offers a rich array of crème de cassis, jammy blackberries, toasted spice, and subtle oak. Rich, medium to full-bodied, and beautifully textured on the palate, it's drinking nicely today yet will be even better with a year or two of bottle age and keep through 2026+. 92+" (12/2018) 92 points Vinous: "Inky ruby. Powerful black and blue fruit, smoky bac ... 


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2016 Alain Graillot "Les Guiraude" Crozes-Hermitage

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Showing greater intensity and complexity than the regular bottling, the 2016 Crozes Hermitage la Guiraude also is made entirely whole cluster, yet it shows less prominent stemmy notes. Olive, roasted meat and cherry notes mingle easily on the nose and palate. This is medium to full-bodied, with silky tannins and a long, fine, elegant finish. It should drink well for over a decade. (JC)" (12/2018)


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RP 93

2016 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage Rouge

96-99 points Jeb Dunnuck: "I was able to taste the 2016 Hermitage from three separate tanks which are blended prior to bottling. All three samples showed brilliant purity of fruit, full body, a forward, seamless, elegant texture, and classic building minerality. This is haute couture at its finest and is pure class that could come from nowhere else. As with most 2016s, it's going to be relatively accessible in its youth, yet this is one Hermitage that's not going to hit maturity for another 8-10 years and will keep for three decades." (12/2018) 98 poin ... 


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2016 Domaine des Remizières "Cuvée Emilie" Hermitage

94 points Jeb Dunnuck: "The 2016 Hermitage Cuvée Emilie was brought up all in new barrels. It's come together nicely and offers a classic, smoky, meaty bouquet of darker fruits, leafy herbs, saddle leather, and truffle. Inky colored, medium to full-bodied, nicely concentrated, and beautifully textured, it shows more and more complexity with time in the glass as well as an alluring floral quality. It's already approachable, assuming you don't mind ripe tannins, but will benefit from 2-3 years of cellaring and cruise for 10-15 years." (12/2018) 93 points ... 


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2009 E. Guigal Hermitage

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A big, massive and rich effort that needs to be forgotten for 4-5 years, the inky colored 2009 Hermitage reveals terrific aromatics of cassis, blackberry, smoked herbs, graphite and seared meats. Full-bodied, concentrated, locked and loaded, it's another 30+ year wine from this team that readers should purchase by the case. (JD) 93+" (09/2015) 93 points Wine Spectator: "Features a slightly roasted frame, showing espresso and bittersweet cocoa notes, with a rock-solid core of dark plum, black currant and licoric ... 


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RP 93 WS 93

2017 Alain Graillot Crozes-Hermitage

Joe Czerwinski writes: "This year, both of Alain's sons - Antoine and Maxime - were on hand when I visited the estate. As always, the red wines here are fermented with their stems. "It's the style of the winery," said Antoine. "And, it's easier. We're not always asking ourselves, 'Is it 20%, 40%?' It's always 100%." Not much changes here, but the brothers do say the wines are spending a little longer in vat both before and after spending a year in barrel. The 2017 reds will be bottled in March 2019. I tasted a couple of barrels, but as the selection for ... 


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2009 Delas Freres "Domaine des Tourettes" Hermitage

98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A wine that flirts with perfection is the inky and opaque 2009 Hermitage Domaine des Tourettes. Coming from L'Ermite, le Sabot, and Les Bessards, and aged in a combination of new and used French oak barrels, it gives up a heavenly bouquet of crushed rocks, blackberries, leather, wild herbs and earth. Massively concentrated on the palate, with another level of fruit and texture over the 2010, it has brilliant purity, building tannin and a blockbuster finish. There's enough tannin here to warrant hiding in the cell ... 


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2015 M. Chapoutier "Le Pavillon" Ermitage Rouge 6-Pack in OWC (Pre-Arrival)

100 points Jeb Dunnuck: "Another perfect wine, the 2015 Ermitage Le Pavillon comes from the Bessards lieu-dit on Hermitage, which is pure granite soils. I've said it before, but will say it again, this is unquestionably the finest, most singular vineyard for Syrah in the world. Cassis, graphite, smoked herbs, liquid rocks and violet aromas give way to a huge, concentrated, opulent and off-the-charts beauty that just hints at its ultimate potential. I wouldn’t think about opening bottles for at least a decade, after which it will keep for 4-5 decades." (0 ... 


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2015 M. Chapoutier "Les Varonniers" Crozes-Hermitage Rouge

99 points Jeb Dunnuck: "More Hermitage than Crozes-Hermitage, the 2015 Crozes Ermitage Les Varonniers comes from a cool, west facing parcel and the same soils as the Bessards lieu-dit on Hermitage. Burning embers, ozone, saddle leather, beef blood and a liqueur of rocks bouquet gives way to a full-bodied, silky, awesome Crozes-Hermitage that's undoubtedly the greatest vintage ever for this cuvée. Give it 4-5 years of cellaring and it will keep for another two decades. Bravo! Enough can’t be said about the quality coming from the estate of Michel Chapout ... 


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2015 Domaine Paul Jaboulet Aine "La Chapelle" Hermitage

100 points Jeb Dunnuck: "Lastly, and a legendary wine in the making, the 2015 Hermitage La Chapelle is reminiscent of the 1990 with its full-bodied, opulently, sexy, yet concentrated style. Offering sensational notes of blackcurrants, smoked herbs, beef blood, and chocolate, it’s a huge yet elegant wine that has masses of sweet tannin, incredible purity and finesse, and a killer finish. It’s the finest wine from this estate in close to 30 years. Hats off to Caroline Fray and Jacques Desvernois!" (01/2018) 98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2 ... 


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2010 M. Chapoutier "Le Pavillon" Ermitage Rouge

100 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Tasting like the concentrated blood from an aged and grilled strip steak, the 2010 Ermitage Le Pavillon boasts a black/purple color along with creme de cassis, camphor, pen ink, white flower and lead pencil shaving characteristics in its massive, full-bodied personality. It almost defies description because of its ethereal concentration and off-the-charts extract levels. This is not for the faint of heart, or those who lack patience, as it will require 10-15 years of bottle age, and, as previously stated, will k ... 


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2010 Paul Jaboulet Aîné "La Chapelle" Hermitage Blanc (1.5L)

94 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "(100% marsanne): Bright gold. Orange oil and pear on the pungent, mineral-dominated nose. Rich, dense and focused, with a complex array of palate-staining orchard and pit fruit flavors. Broad and smooth but light on its feet thanks to a spine of zesty minerality. Very smooth and gently sweet on the endless finish, which leaves notes of honey and bitter pear skin behind. (JR)" (03/2012) 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2010 Hermitage La Chapelle Blanc is 100% Marsanne from the vineyard ... 


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ST 94 RP 93

1959 Chapoutier "La Sizeranne" Hermitage

The Chapoutier family has a history in the Rhone that stretches back to 1808 when Napoleon was near the height of his powers in Paris. The family purchased its first vineyards in 1879 launching what has become one of the best-known wine companies in the world. The "La Sizeranne" Hermitage is an expression of three different terroirs within Hermitage: "les Bessards" (granite soils), "le Méal," (calcareous, gravelly alluvial terraces) and "les Greffieux" (silty soils).


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2015 M. Chapoutier "Le Méal" Ermitage Blanc

100 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Another perfect wine is the 2015 Ermitage le Meal Blanc. The most decadent, unctuous and layered in the lineup, with to-die-for notes of white currants, toasted nuts, celery seed and licorice, it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, a huge mid-palate and a refreshing, pure, yet blockbuster finish that just won’t quit. If I had to pick a desert island white, this might be it. Drink through 2046. (JD)" (12/2016) 97 points Wine Spectator: "Lovely, featuring waves of Jonagold apple, mirabelle plum, lemon cur ... 


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2016 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage Rouge (1.5L)

96-99 points Jeb Dunnuck: "I was able to taste the 2016 Hermitage from three separate tanks which are blended prior to bottling. All three samples showed brilliant purity of fruit, full body, a forward, seamless, elegant texture, and classic building minerality. This is haute couture at its finest and is pure class that could come from nowhere else. As with most 2016s, it's going to be relatively accessible in its youth, yet this is one Hermitage that's not going to hit maturity for another 8-10 years and will keep for three decades." (12/2018) 96-98 p ... 


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2003 M. Chapoutier "Les Varonniers" Crozes-Hermitage

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: " Looking first at his Crozes Hermitage, and a wine that will stand toe to toe with any number of Hermitages, the 2003 Crozes Hermitage Les Varonniers offers thrilling black fruits, saddle leather, spice and cured meat-like qualities to go with a sexy, full-bodied, and layered profile on the palate. It will continue to evolve gracefully, but there’s no reason to delay gratification and I’d enjoy this fabulous Syrah over the coming couple of years. (JD)" (04/2014) 92 points Wine Spectator: "Very ripe, but racy t ... 


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RP 94 WS 92

2005 M. Chapoutier "Le Pavillon" Ermitage

100 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "My favorite of the 2005s from Chapoutier, the 2005 Ermitage Le Pavillon is a heavenly wine that comes from one of the greatest sites for Syrah in the world, the steep, granite-dominated hillside of les Bessards. Getting a bevy of expletives in my notes, this insanely good Hermitage offers classic notes of smoked meats, charcoal, liquid rock, burning embers, chocolate and cassis, as well as a thick, unctuous and massively concentrated style on the palate. Changing in the glass, with exotic aromatics, incredible p ... 


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RP 100 WS 96

2016 Saint Cosme Crozes-Hermitage

93 points Jeb Dunnuck: "I loved the 2016 Crozes Hermitage, which comes from granite terroirs located behind Hermitage hill. It offers layers of blackberry fruit, olive tapenade, ground pepper, and violet aromas and flavors. Deep, medium to full-bodied, and seamless, it shows the purity and finesse that’s the hallmark of this vintage." (09/2018) 93 points James Suckling: "White pepper and graphite here and a very spicy, stony attitude. Blackberries, a fragrant edge and plenty of sweet spice. The palate delivers a succulent array of bright, red and black ... 


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2015 M. Chapoutier "L'Ermite" Ermitage Blanc (Pre-Arrival)

100 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "One of the most singular wines I’m able to taste each year is unquestionably the l’Ermite Blanc from Chapoutier and it certainly lives up to the billing in 2015. Offering what I can only describe as a liquid rock (a liqueur of rocks?) character intermixed with notes of buttered citrus, pineapple, smoked meats, charcoal and toast, the 2015 Ermitage l’Ermite is full-bodied, decadent and locked and loaded on the palate. It needs 2-3 years of cellaring and I suspect will keep for half a century. (JD)" (12/2016) 98 ... 


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2017 Domaine Remy Nodin "Le Mazel" Crozes-Hermitage

Remy Nodin founded his winery in 2008. Prior to that, his fruit was all sold to the large cooperative Cave de Tain. He farms 9 hectares throughout the northern Rhone including holdings in Crozes-Hermitage, Cornas, St. Joseph and Saint-Peray. Les Mazel is a tribute to the birthplace of Ernest Nodin, the patriarch who first established the family's work in viticulture. The nose displays a mix of red and blue fruits along with classic northern Rhône character and olive tapenade and bacon fat. The structure is at once both accessible and balanced, and this w ... 


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2016 Ferraton Pere et Fils "Lieu Dit Paradis" Saint-Joseph

92-94 points Vinous: "(from Mauves; 15% new oak) Youthful purple. Mineral-accented cassis and blueberry on the highly perfumed nose; peppery spice and floral notes build in the glass. Densely packed but lively dark berry preserve flavors show hints of smoky bacon and candied violet and pick up an allspice quality with air. Stains the palate and shows very good concentration but no excess weight. Finishes with vibrant mineral cut, slow-building tannins and strong, spicy persistence. (JR)" (06/2018) 94 points Wine Spectator: "This has layers of warm cher ... 


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2015 E. Guigal "Ex-Voto" Ermitage Blanc

100 points Jeb Dunnuck: "The 2015 Hermitage Ex Voto Blanc is certainly in the same league as the 2009 and 2010, and it’s going to be interesting to compare these vintages over the coming 2-3+ decades. The 2015 has all the hallmarks of a great vintage with its huge bouquet of quince, toasted almonds, brioche, liquid rocks, and honeysuckle as well as touch of licorice. Sensationally concentrated, opulent, and multi-dimensional on the palate, it has bright acidity and an awesome sense of minerality that keep the wine chiseled and focused on the palate. It h ... 


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2010 Louis Barruol "La Pierrelle" Hermitage

93 points Wine Spectator: "A fleshy, ganache-driven version, featuring mulled plum and blackberry fruit inlaid with anise and Turkish coffee notes. Fresh fruit hangs on the finish. More bass than treble here, but the effect is rock-solid. Best from 2013 through 2020. 92 cases made. (JM)" (11/2012) K&L Notes: Louis Barruol is an indefatigable force in the Rhône. He is the fourteenth generation in his family to be making wine in this sixteenth-century domaine in Gigondas. On what was once the site of a Roman villa, Louis’ cellars show spectacular remains ... 


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2015 Delas Frères "Les Bessards" Hermitage (1.5L)

100 points Jeb Dunnuck: "The top cuvée from Delas is the 2015 Hermitage Les Bessards, and it's always 100% Syrah from the steep, broken granite soils of the Bessards lieu-dit. Aged 18 months in 30% new barrels, its purple/plum color is followed by a huge nose of blackcurrants, graphite, toasted spice, crushed rocks and saddle leather. Powerful, massively concentrated, and tannic, it has a broad, expansive, heavenly texture, a thick mid-palate (you could almost use a fork for this beauty), and a great finish. Despite the richness level, it stays balanced ... 


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2017 M. Chapoutier "L'Ermite" Ermitage Rouge (Pre-Arrival)

100 points Decanter: "Compelling fragrance despite its youth, remarkably fruity and open for a L’Ermite wine at this stage: lavender, orange, mint and fresh blackberry. Medium to full bodied, rich and mouth-coating yet sublimely fresh. Sprightly, saline tannins, super-fine but weighty. Very well balanced, with juicy acidity and hugely long. Serious thrust and soaring energy, this is white-knuckle stuff. This was made from 70-year-old Syrah vines planted on a high bank of decomposed granite and granitic sands, lieu-dit L’Ermite. Yields of 22 hl/ha. Comple ... 


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1999 M. Chapoutier Ermitage "L'Ermite" Rouge

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 1999 Ermitage l'Ermite is a wine that borders on perfection compared to its backward performance last year from barrel. Sadly, there are usually 500-600 cases of the cuvee, but in 1999 only 400 were produced. It comes from Chapoutier's oldest vines (most over 100 years of age), and represents the essence of both Hermitage and Syrah. From bottle, the 1999 l'Ermite reveals an old style Lafleur character in its kirsch liqueur intermixed with raspberries, blackberries, and striking minerality. It has put on consi ... 


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RP 96


2017 Domaine Belle Hermitage Rouge (Pre-Arrival)

96-98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A barrel sample of the domaine's 2017 Hermitage suggests it will be another strong vintage. Violets, pencil shavings, purple raspberries and baking spices all come together in a whirl of richness. Velvety, intense and long, it should be approachable relatively young yet have the stuffing to age for two decades. (JC)" (10/2018)


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RP 96 - 98

2015 M. Chapoutier "Les Greffieux" Ermitage Vieilles Vignes

98 points Jeb Dunnuck: "The 2015 Ermitage Les Greffieux comes from vines located at the base of the hill, just under the le Méal Vineyard. Blackberries, blueberries, liquid violet, dusty minerality and hints of beef blood all flow to a ripe, sexy, voluptuous, heavenly effort that's overflowing with fruit and richness. Concentrated, ripe, sexy and just incredible stuff, it will rival the 2006 as the finest vintage to date from this vineyard. Slightly closed and backward now, don't touch bottles for 7-8 years." (01/2018) 98 points Robert Parker's Wine Ad ... 


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1993 M. Chapoutier "Le Pavillon" Hermiatge Rouge (1.5L)

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 1993 Le Pavilion is the Hermitage of the Vintage. More austere than when I tasted it prior to bottling, it is one of the few 1993s with a sweet inner core of fruit, as well as a dense ruby/purple color, outstanding concentration and extract, and huge tannin in the finish. It is a harder style of Le Pavilion than the 1992, but it should turn out to be a 40- to 50-year wine. (RP)" (12/1996) 92 points Jeb Dunnuck: "Mature and drinking at point, the 1993 M. Chapoutier Ermitage Le Pavillon shows meaty black cher ... 


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RP 93 JD 92

2010 M. Chapoutier "Le Méal" Ermitage Rouge

99 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "One of the stars of the retrospective was the 2010 Ermitage le Méal. This classic vintage yielded concentrated, fresh and structured wines and the 2010 has all of these traits in spades. Giving up a massive array of liquid rock, graphite, spring flowers, cassis and black raspberries, it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, a tight, structured, tannic mouthfeel and bright acidity, all while still showing incredible polish and elegance. It will certainly flirt with perfection at maturity, but is all about min ... 


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2016 Ferraton Pere et Fils "Le Méal" Ermitage Rouge

98 points Jeb Dunnuck: "Lastly, the 2016 Ermitage Le Méal is the top wine from Ferraton, and rightly so, as it’s a magical wine in 2016. Rocking notes of black raspberries, blackberries, toasted spices, tapenade, and dry aged beef all emerge from the glass, and it hits the palate with a wealth of material yet stays balanced, layered, and seamless. It's a sensational wine that's up with the top wines of the vintage. Hats off to the team at Ferraton for this remarkable wine as well as their full lineup of wines in 2016." (12/2018) 96 points Decanter: "A ... 


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2016 Ferraton Pere et Fils "Le Méal" Ermitage Rouge (Pre-Arrival)

98 points Jeb Dunnuck: "Lastly, the 2016 Ermitage Le Méal is the top wine from Ferraton, and rightly so, as it’s a magical wine in 2016. Rocking notes of black raspberries, blackberries, toasted spices, tapenade, and dry aged beef all emerge from the glass, and it hits the palate with a wealth of material yet stays balanced, layered, and seamless. It's a sensational wine that's up with the top wines of the vintage. Hats off to the team at Ferraton for this remarkable wine as well as their full lineup of wines in 2016." (12/2018) 96 points Decanter: "A ... 


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2016 Domaine Paul Jaboulet Aine "Maison Bleue" Hermitage

94-96 points Vinous: "(20% new oak) Saturated bright-rimmed ruby. Seductive, mineral-tinged aromas of red and blue preserves, cola, violet pastille and olive paste, along with a spicy topnote. Black raspberry and cherry liqueur flavors display excellent energy and depth, a subtle spicecake accent and zesty back-end cut. Deftly plays richness off vivacity and shows no excess fat. Finishes with persistent cherry and floral notes, supple tannins and strong, spicy persistence. (JR)" (06/2018) 94-95 points James Suckling: "This is a juicy and flavorful youn ... 


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2016 Ferraton Père et Fils "Le Reverdy" Hermitage Blanc

96 points Jeb Dunnuck: "Also terrific, the tiny production 2016 Ermitage Le Reverdy Blanc is a blend of 80% Marsanne and 20% Roussanne brought up in demi-muids. It gives up more honeyed marmalade, wood smoke, caramelized citrus and crushed rocks aromatics. Rich, unctuous and concentrated on the palate, with gorgeous purity, it has building structure, and a great, great finish. It’s up with the crème de la crème of the vintage and should not be missed. Give bottles a year or so and enjoy over the following two decades. The only downside to these latest r ... 


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2011 M. Chapoutier "Le Pavillon" Ermitage

100 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Even better and a prodigious effort that hits all my sweet spots, the 2011 Ermitage Le Pavillon comes from one of the top terroirs on Hermitage hill, the granite soils of the Les Bessards lieu-dit. Spectacularly perfumed, with raspberry, blackberry, licorice, toasted spices and assorted floral nuances, this full-bodied effort has massive depth and richness, no hard edges and masses of finely polished tannin that emerge on and frame the finish. It will be approachable at an earlier age than either the 2009 or 201 ... 


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RP 100 WS 96

2017 Domaine Belle "Roche Pierre" Crozes Hermitage (Pre-Arrival)

94-96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The concentrated, rich 2017 Crozes Hermitage Roche Pierre looks terrific from barrel. Full-bodied and velvety, it's very much Hermitage-like in its power and length. Licorice, plum and dark chocolate notes all linger on the finish. Philippe Belle and his son, Guillaume, continue to turn out some of Northern Rhône's best-kept secrets from their small estate in the hills behind Hermitage. Their Larnage sector of Crozes-Hermitage benefits from having a strong concentration of white clays, which imparts more po ... 


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RP 94 - 96

2017 M. Chapoutier "Les Varonniers" Crozes-Hermitage Rouge (Pre-Arrival)

94-96 points Jeb Dunnuck: "On a whole other level, the inky colored 2017 Crozes-Ermitage Les Varonniers gives up a big blast of black fruits, black olive, smoked earth, and graphite. Tasting like a top Hermitage with its classic minerality, full-bodied richness, and deep, layered mid-palate, it's going to benefit from short-term cellaring and keep for two decades. I’ve often called this wine the greatest Crozes Hermitage produced, and it’s yet to let me down." (12/2018) 92-95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Recent vintages of the 2017 Crozes Her ... 


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1999 M. Chapoutier "Les Varonniers" Crozes-Hermitage

92 points Wine & Spirits: "No Tasting Note Given" (10/2002) 90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright ruby-red. Sappy, superripe aromas of cherry liqueur and sweet oak. Dense, sweet and deep, with cherry and licorice flavors. Finishes with big, sweet, chewy tannins, excellent length and a strikingly aromatic character. Here's a '99 that's better in the bottle than it was from barrel a year ago. (ST)" (01/2002) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The luxury cuvee of Crozes-Hermitage Les Varonniers emerges from the granite hills behind ... 


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2017 M. Chapoutier "Le Pavillon" Ermitage Rouge (Pre-Arrival)

98-100 points Jeb Dunnuck: "The black/purple/ruby-colored 2017 Ermitage Le Pavillon comes from the Bessards lieu-dit, which in this reviewer’s opinion is the greatest terroir in the world for Syrah. Offering a huge notes of currants, cassis, liquid rocks, graphite, scorched earth, and liquid rocks, it hits the palate with a full-bodied, deep, thick, opulent texture that needs to be tasted to be believed. Almost over the top, yet balanced and elegant, it's much more hedonistic than the L'Ermite and is going to flirt with perfection with short-term cellari ... 


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2017 M. Chapoutier "L'Ermite" Ermitage Blanc (Pre-Arrival)

100 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "As in 2016, my favorite of the white parcel selections this year is the 2017 Ermitage l'Ermite Blanc (231 cases produced), as it perfectly balances richness and power with refinement and structure. Toasted brioche and citrus marmalade, honey and truffle notes deliver sheer full-bodied, mouth-filling decadence, supported by austere notes of crushed granite, zesty grapefruit rind and cooling brine. Huge and intense yet refreshing, it's the essence of granite-grown Marsanne. (JC)" (10/2018) 98 points Decanter: "T ... 


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2017 M. Chapoutier "Le Méal" Ermitage Rouge (Pre-Arrival)

98-100 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "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. (JC)" (10/2018) 96-98 points Jeb Dunnuck: "The glass-staining purple-colored 2017 Ermitage Le Méal comes from an incredib ... 


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