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2012 M. Chapoutier Ermitage Blanc Le Méal M. Chapoutier, Hermitage, Rhone, France

In Bond case price:
£600.00
Country France
Region Rhone
Appellation Hermitage
Producer M. Chapoutier
Vintage 2012
Type White (Dry)
Grape Variety Marsanne
ABV 14.0%
Format 6x75cl
Packaging Original Wood Case
Duty Status In Bond
Provenance Purchased by Liquid Assets from a UK-based merchant; securely stored in a climate-controlled bonded facility
Condition Case securely sealed with château bands
Availability 4 cases

97 Jeb Dunnuck, The Wine Advocate (September 2015)

Slightly more reserved now than on release, the 2012 Ermitage le Meal Blanc offers tons of honeyed minerality, caramelized peach, toasted bread and liquid rock-like aromas and flavors. Full-bodied, rich, vibrant and with terrific acidity, it's a sensational white that will have 3-4 decades of life.

94 Josh Raynolds, Vinous (February 2015)

Light gold. Poached pear, peach pit, honey and blond tobacco on the intensely perfumed, mineral-driven nose. Pliant, deeply concentrated pit fruit and melon flavors are complemented by succulent herbs and orange pith, with a stony element adding back-end cut.

The mineral note reminds me a lot of Chablis, as strange as that may sound for an all-Marsanne wine. Suavely melds weight and vivacity, finishing with excellent clarity and length and a clinging note of candied orange.

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Vintage Format Packaging Price Status
2007 6x75cl OWC £700.00 In Bond View