I echo Jeff Leve's comments. This wine is stunning in every sense of the way. You taste black cassis ,raspberry jam. decanted about 3 hours in advance, the wine is the real deal. Still very youthful, this wine will serious grow in the next 7-10yrs
Stunning in every sense of the word with its intense display of sweet black cherry liqueur, crushed rocked, licorice, smoke and black raspberry jam. The was coats your palate, teeth and gums with flavor that does not quit. Double decanted about 4 hours in advance, the wine is the real deal. Still youthful, this promises to be even better in the years to come.
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(Chapoutier Ermitage Le Pavillon) A remarkable wine, served blind, and clearly now fully mature. Once the label is revealed we learn it was harvested at less than 10 hl/ha, and the fermentation vessels were one-third chestnut. Great substance on the nose, evolved and slightly undergrowthy, but still with a very convincing showing of fruit alongside. A supple and well-polished palate, fresh and light-footed, fine rather than roasted, beautifully cool and expressive. Very long in the finish too. There is structure and grip underneath it all, so there is no rush to drink this, although it certainly is delicious right now.
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