Chapoutier Ermitage De L'Oree Blanc 2014 (750ML)
Critic Scores, Reviews & Descriptions
98+ WA / 96 JS / 95 WS
The thickest, most unctuous, full-bodied and sexy white of the vintage is the 2014 Ermitage de lOree. Coming all from the sedimentary soils of the Les Murets and aged mostly in demi-muids (only 15% new), it offers a sensational perfume of caramelized peaches, campfire, honeysuckle and white flowers that literally come soaring from the glass. Possessing uncommon density, a stacked mid-palate, loads of sweet fruit and a blockbuster finish, this hedonistic effort can be drunk with incredibly pleasure today, or cellared for a decade or more. It will have three or more decades of overall longevity.
Looking at the 2014 whites from Michel Chapoutier, these are gorgeous wines that show the suppler, more elegant style of the vintage, yet still have thick, unctuous textures that keep you coming back to the glass. The level of concentration this estate is able to achieve, even in these more difficult vintages, is truly remarkable. - Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Advocate
Very complex, dried yellow flowers, flinty yellow citrus and papaya on the nose. There's a lot wrapped into this wine. The palate has an extremely powerful, juicy and athletic feel with assertive phenolics matched to vibrant acidity and a pithy, compressed finish. Best from 2023. - Nick Stock, Jamessuckling.com
A rich style, with a lightly buttered edge leading the way, though there's ample drive to the core of white peach, melon and pear flavors. A light honeysuckle edge frames the finish, presenting a toasted macadamia nut echo. Scrumptious. Drink now through 2025. 24 cases imported. - James Molesworth, Wine Spectator