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Region Producer Vintage Name Qty Unitsort descending Case Size Format Price Note Rating
Rhone Chapoutier 2000 Ermitage de l'Oree 4 Bottle 75cl £95
Rhone Chapoutier 2000 Ermitage Le Pavillon 1 Bottle 150cl £260
Rhone Chapoutier 2000 Ermitage l'Ermite 1 Case 6 75cl £950

    I grossly underestimated the 2000 Ermitage l’Ermite from barrel. This wine, which emerges from largely pre-phylloxera vines planted on the dome of Hermitage, adjacent to the chapel that is perched there so photogenically, possesses extraordinary finesse and elegance. It reveals notes of liquid minerals intermixed with kirsch liqueur and blackberries. While it never possesses the power and breadth of flavor of Le Meal or Le Pavillon, l’Ermite appears to be a hypothetical blend of Bordeaux’s Lafleur and Ausone as it always displays a certain austerity early in life. The extraordinary 2000 flirts with perfection.

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Rhone Jasmin 2000 Cote Rotie 1 Case 12 75cl £950
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    Drink Date

    2003 - 2010

    Reviewed by

    Robert M. Parker, Jr.

    Issue Date

    30th Jun 2003


    147, The Wine Advocate

    The medium ruby-colored 2000 Cote Rotie does not possess a great deal of power or richness, but it offers an elegant, superficial yet pleasant, herb-tinged raspberry and cherry character with hints of vanilla and white flowers in the background. Enjoy this delicate Cote Rotie during its first 5-7 years of life. The son of the late Robert Jasmin continues to demonstrate a fine touch with his elegant, finesse-styled Cote Roties, which emerge from three hillside vineyards above the village of Ampuis.  

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