2016 Ermitage le Pavillon
2016 Ermitage le Pavillon from Chapoutier, Rhone
The 2016 iteration of Chapoutier's Ermitage le Pavillon remains seeped in the wine producer's unwavering dedication to expressing the unique symphony of terroir and climate within each bottle. This is particularly prominent in this vintage that sings of a year adorned with near-perfect climatic conditions.
A Remarkable Vintage Born in Ideal Conditions
Unlike any other, the 2016 vintage of Ermitage le Pavillon stands as an exemplar of harmonised alchemy between the vine, soil and weather. A growing season marked by consistent warmth, brilliant sunshine, and cooling evening breezes allowed for the Syrah grapes to ripen slowly, intensifying their unique characteristics on Rhone's hillside slopes.
The masterful winemakers at Chapoutier embraced these magnificent conditions, accentuating every gustatory note to create a bottle that serves as an architectural masterpiece amongst the investor's collection.
Exquisite Craftsmanship: The Chapoutier Signature
The 2016 Ermitage le Pavillon showcases Chapoutier's practised hand and insightful touch. The result is a liquid tapestry woven with plush layers of ripe cherries and blackberries, which waltz gracefully across the palate. This dark fruit heart is then interlaced with whispers of pepper, ground herbs and liquorice, providing a balanced depth to the wine’s robust fruit core.
This decadence is beautifully anchored by an elegant minerality - a tribute to the stony soils from which the vines spring. Engaging tannins and a persistent finish cement its place as a timeless addition to any discerning wine investment portfolio.
An Exceptional Addition to the Connoisseur’s Collection
With its unparalleled blend of balance, depth, and dimension, the 2016 Ermitage le Pavillon from Chapoutier encapsulates an extraordinary snapshot of time in the Rhone. At once versatile and distinct, this wine articulates the skilful fusion of nature’s gift and human craft.
For investors seeking to enrich their collection with a testament to Rhone's terroir and Chapoutier's phenomenal winemaking craft, the 2016 Ermitage le Pavillon casts a compelling argument. It distinctly embodies a wine poised gracefully between youth and maturity - a marvel poised at the precipice of its full bloom.
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