2004 Ermitage Blanc Le Méal

Chapoutier, Rhone, France

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Bottle 75cl

Case of 6 x 75cl £736.08

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The 2004 Ermitage Le Meal blanc (266 cases) is total perfection in the bottle. Of course, this is supposedly the vineyard that so impressed Thomas Jefferson when he visited Hermitage in the late 1700s. Boasting an amazing concentrated essence of licorice, minerals, acacia flowers, and buttery honey, the wine is viscous, super-thick, rich, and mind-blowingly intense. Having just had an utterly perfect bottle of DRC 1973 Montrachet, I couldn¿t help but think that this wine may well be even younger at a similar age.
Robert Parker

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Rhone, France

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