2016 Ermitage Rouge, L’Ermite, Chapoutier (1 x Magnum)

France Rhone North Rhone

The full-bodied 2016 Ermitage l'Ermite is the biggest, most tannic of Chapoutier's current releases. Don't be fooled by the upfront aromas of confiture de cassis, this rich, chewy wine needs 6-7 years of cellaring to near approachability. But what a maturity that should prove to be, with hints of cedar framing ripe, mouthwatering fruit and savory overtones of black olive and licorice, all backed by the sensation of powdered granite on an almost endless finish.

£262.00 Bottle
£564.00 Magnum
£1,100.00 per case (6 x Bottle)
£395.00 per case (1 x Magnum)

2016 Ermitage Rouge, L’Ermite, Chapoutier (1 x Magnum)

The full-bodied 2016 Ermitage l'Ermite is the biggest, most tannic of Chapoutier's current releases. Don't be fooled by the upfront aromas of confiture de cassis, this rich, chewy wine needs 6-7 years of cellaring to near approachability. But what a maturity that should prove to be, with hints of cedar framing ripe, mouthwatering fruit and savory overtones of black olive and licorice, all backed by the sensation of powdered granite on an almost endless finish.

France Rhone North Rhone
Producer Chapoutier
Sub-Region North Rhone
Region Rhone
Country France
Grape Variety Syrah
Vintage 2016
Colour Red
Style Full, Dry, Powerful

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Robert Parker Wine Advocate

The full-bodied 2016 Ermitage l’Ermite is the biggest, most tannic of Chapoutier’s current releases. Don’t be fooled by the upfront aromas of confiture de cassis, this rich, chewy wine needs 6-7 years of cellaring to near approachability. But what a maturity that should prove to be, with hints of cedar framing ripe, mouthwatering fruit and savory overtones of black olive and licorice, all backed by the sensation of powdered granite on an almost endless finish.

99 Points / Drinking 2025 - 2045

By Joe Czerwinski / October 2018