ITEM 57023

2000 Chapoutier Ermitage le Pavillon

$249.98

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Wine Rating:

98WA

Bottle Size

750ml

Vintage

2000

Country/State

france

Wine Region

northern rhone

Variety

syrah

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 98 points

Year in and year out, one of the three greatest Hermitages made is Chapoutiers Le Pavillon. The black/blue-colored 2000 Ermitage Le Pavillon is brilliant out of bottle. Notes of graphite, ink, licorice, creme de cassis, and minerals jump from the glass of this syrup of Hermitage. Full-bodied, unctuously-textured, gorgeously rich, spectacularly concentrated and long, it is a tour de force in winemaking. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2040. (I disagree, but Michel Chapoutier feels his finest three Le Pavillons to date have been 1991 followed by 1995 and 2000. I retain a preference for the glorious trilogy of 1989, 1990, and 1991.)

Review Date: June 2003