2003 Chapoutier Ermitage le Pavillon - 100 pts - 750ml

2003 Chapoutier Ermitage le Pavillon - 100 pts - 750ml

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2003 Chapoutier Ermitage le Pavillon - 100 Pts!
A legend of the future is the 2003 Ermitage Le Pavillon 659 cases. The equal of such stupendous examples as 1990 and 1989 the 2003 is incredibly rich as well as awesomely well-delineated and fresh. An inky/blue/purple color is followed by a subtle but impressively intense nose of barbecue smoke creme de cassis blueberries blackberries and white flowers. The wine cascades over the palate 15.8% natural alcohol with extraordinary richness intensity and silkiness. This seamlessly constructed Hermitage is analytically high in tannin but extremely low in acidity with a freaky accessibility a vintage character. Prodigiously concentrated and high in extract it should last for a half century or longer. It will be fascinating to follow over the next several decades. RP

Product Details

Varietal Syrah
Vintage 2003
Rating 100 RP
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country France
Region Rhone
Location Northern Rhone
Producer Chapoutier
Color Red
Wine Type Table

Robert Parker

Rating 100 RP - 2003 Chapoutier Ermitage le Pavillon - 100 Pts! A legend of the future is the 2003 Ermitage Le Pavillon 659 cases. The equal of such stupendous examples as 1990 and 1989 the 2003 is incredibly rich as well as awesomely well-delineated and fresh. An inky/blue/purple color is followed by a subtle but impressively intense nose of barbecue smoke creme de cassis blueberries blackberries and white flowers. The wine cascades over the palate 15.8% natural alcohol with extraordinary richness intensity and silkiness. This seamlessly constructed Hermitage is analytically high in tannin but extremely low in acidity with a freaky accessibility a vintage character. Prodigiously concentrated and high in extract it should last for a half century or longer. It will be fascinating to follow over the next several decades. RP

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Winery Details

Varietal Syrah
Vintage 2003
Rating 100 RP
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country France
Region Rhone
Location Northern Rhone
Producer Chapoutier
Color Red
Wine Type Table

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