2016 M. Chapoutier "de l'Orée" Ermitage Blanc (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1337631 97 points Jeb Dunnuck

 The 2016 Ermitage De L’Orée is also beautiful in the vintage and has a huge nose of buttered citrus, white flowers, orange blossom, and liquid rocks. Rich, full-bodied, beautifully pure and elegant, it has a seamless feel on the palate, terrific acidity, and a great finish. Coming all from the Les Murets lieu-dit and brought up in 15% new demi-muids, give this beauty 2-3 years of bottle age and it will shine for 2-3 decades.  (12/2018)

97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 As usual, Chapoutier's sélections parcellaires are stunning. The 2016 Ermitage de l'Oree from Les Murets' clay soils combines hints of honey and toast with tangerine zest and melon. It's 100% Marsanne, yet shows exuberant, nearly tropical flavors and absolutely no bitterness. It's full-bodied, completely mouth coating and rich, yet it finishes with zesty vitality and sherbet-like cleanliness. It should drink well for at least two decades. (JC)  (12/2017)

97 points Wine Spectator

 Densely fruited, featuring yellow apple, peach, pear and mirabelle plum flavors, but lithe and pure as well, with light floral, quinine and salted butter notes rippling underneath. The very long finish shows latent energy and a lingering chamomile echo. (JM)  (7/2019)

96 points Vinous

 Brilliant gold. Heady lemon curd, pear nectar, iodine and toasted brioche on the deeply perfumed, mineral-accented nose. Juicy and expansive on the palate, offering densely packed citrus and orchard fruit and sweet butter flavors that show outstanding clarity and minerally thrust. Delivers superb energy and real power on the clinging finish, which features a sexy floral quality and a touch of smoky minerality. This wine's balancing act of power and finesse is extremely impressive. (JR)  (5/2018)

Jancis Robinson

 Single vineyard on eastern part, on heavy red clay. Retains water well. Aged in demi-muids, of which 15% were new. Stunning apricot and peach aroma with a long, layered finish and thick but not viscous mouthfeel. Warm, impressive, mouth-filling. 17.5/20 points. (RH)  (10/2017)


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Varietal:

Marsanne

- If you've ever enjoyed the white wines of France's Rhône Valley, then you've probably inhaled the intoxicating honeysuckle and almond perfume of Marsanne. Most often blended with Roussanne and, increasingly, Viognier, Marsanne adds body and perfume to the wines of St-Joseph, Crozes-Hermitage, Hermitage and St-Péray. It also planted in small amounts in Australia and the United States, where California's Rhône Rangers have embraced it. Aliases include Ermitage, Hermitage Blanc, Marsana and Grosse Roussette.
Country:

France

- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them.
Sub-Region:

Rhone

- Legendary wine-producing region in southeast France. Stereotypically speaking, Rhone wines are high in alcohol, and the majority produced is red. The northern Rhone is best known for outstanding 100% Syrah wines from areas such as Cote Rotie and Hermitage, as well as for fabulous white wines from Condrieu (where Viognier is king). In the southern Rhone, look for spicy, full-bodied wines that are blends of Grenache, Syrah, and other varietals coming from appellations such as Chateauneuf du Pape, Gigondas, or Rasteau. Wines labeled as Cote du Rhone or Cotes du Rhone Village (a cut above generic Cotes du Rhone) are frequently found here in the US because they often represent some of the best values on the market.
Specific Appellation:

Hermitage/Crozes-Hermitage