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M. CHAPOUTIER Ermitage "L'Ermite" 2012 (Red)

Wine Region: Rhone Valley - France

: Syrah

Tasting notes: This wine is very deep garnet red, almost black, with aromas of black fruits with spices and ink overtones. The tannins are, at the same time, powerful and velvety. Smoky and pepper overtones express wonderfully the Syrah variety on granitic soil.

About the winery:
Maison Chapoutier has been producing wine for 200 years. Originally based in Tain-l'Hermitage, they built their international reputation on their iconic wines from Hermitage. A House that cultivates its vines in the greatest respect of the natural balances and terroirs, since 1808. Humility, Respect, Audacity, Conviviality and Generosity are the words that best characterize Maison M. Chapoutier. Michel Chapoutier is a seventh-generation Chapoutier winemaker, having acquired the family estate in 1990. He earned a reputation for producing wines that are highly representative of where they are grown, true "snapshots of the terroir".

Expert Rating:
Wine Advocate: 100/100