2014 M. Chapoutier, Hermitage, Le Meal Blanc 6x750ml

RP97VM93

HK$8,729 / Case

13 Available

UK Stock: ETA to HK address 10-16 weeks (air)
SKU: LXSIB110969020140600750 Categories: , , ,
Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes

Robert Parker – 97

Similar in style to the hedonistically-styled Cuvee de l’Orée (especially when compared to the structured, mineral-laced l’Ermite), the 2014 Ermitage le Méal Blanc (aged in 10% new demi-muids) offers layers of celery seed, brioche, caramelized pineapple and citrus oil on the nose. Thick, rich, voluptuous and full bodied with a massive finish, drink this sensational white anytime over the coming two to three decades. Looking at the 2014 whites from Michel Chapoutier, these are gorgeous wines that show the suppler, more elegant style of the vintage, yet still have thick, unctuous textures that keep you coming back to the glass. The level of concentration this estate is able to achieve, even in these more difficult vintages, is truly remarkable. The two blockbusters that readers shouldn’t miss (and that are still affordable by mere mortals) are the 2014 Hermitage Chante-Alouette and the 2014 Saint Joseph les Granits Blanc. With respect to the reds, 2013 is a serious vintage at this estate, and at the top end, they’ve produced the wines of the vintage. I suspect the top releases will shut down relatively quickly so if you’re inclined to try one young, don’t wait too long. [Jeb Dunnuck, 28/09/2017]

Anticipated maturity: 2015-2045

Vinous – 93

Vivid yellow-gold. Ripe citrus and pit fruits on the nose, along with suggestions of honey, chamomile and musky flowers. Deeply concentrated but surprisingly lively as well, offering palate-coating tangerine, pear nectar, sweet butter and fennel flavors underscored and lifted by a vein of zesty minerality. Shows impressive clarity and powerful thrust on a very long, broad finish that echoes the pear and floral notes. [Josh Raynolds, 07/01/2017]

Anticipated maturity: 2020-2027

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