2004 Ermitage Cuvee de l'Oree
2004 Ermitage Cuvee de l'Oree from Chapoutier, Rhone, Rest of the World
Walk through the annals of exceptional vintage and you'll be compelled to pause at the year 2004. An extraordinary year in the Rhone area highlighting an oenological marvel - the 2004 Ermitage Cuvee de l'Oree from Chapoutier. With a lineage known for producing wines of grandeur, this vintage raises the stakes showing the excellent foresight of investing in such a remarkable year.
A Delightful Testament to a Distinguished Year
The 2004 season brought a harmonious blend of light rains and warm sun making conditions perfect for yielding an exceptional harvest. The wine stands as a representative of that providential year. It sings a symphonic, textural ode to the divine climate that conspires to create brilliant wines that lure us into their world.
Balanced and mesmerising, its Sièrra yellow hue captivates with a hypnotic swirl. This grand archetype suggests honeyed acacia, mixed with delicate tones of vine peach and gingerbread making it a delightful sensory experience.
French Heritage, Worldly Acclaim: An Investment Worth Savouring
A bounty from the granitic scrapings of Hermitage Hill; this white wine sits comfortably on its throne being adored by wine investors globally. Really, it's no surprise that wine connoisseurs and fine wine investors appreciate this liquid gold's utterly complex and well-poised character.
The 2004 Ermitage Cuvee de l'Oree's depth, class and potential longevity stamp it as one of the finest white wines produced in the region. As an added advantage for investors seeking value and ageability, the longevity this wine possesses is a promise of increasing returns as years roll by.
Experience the Exceptional
When all is said and done, the most irresistible component of the 2004 Ermitage Cuvee de l'Oree from Chapoutier is its distinct personality. It captures the magic of that particular year and location, translating it to an incomparable wine tasting experience. Even among the admirable collection of wines around the globe, this stands alone as an investment worth savouring and an experience to be treasured.
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Scores and tasting notes
A wine that tastes akin to liquid rocks as well as white currants and quince is the light golden 2004 Ermitage Cuvee de l’Oree. This is a fabulous wine, with blockbuster intensity and richness. This is the kind of wine that may last 50-100 years, but of course most readers will opt for earlier consumption. Importer: Terlato Wines International, Lake Bluff, IL; tel. (847) 604-8900
Robert Parker Jr - The Wine Advocate, 29 April 2007