2017 Ermitage Cuvee de l'Oree
2017 Ermitage Cuvee de l'Oree from Chapoutier, Rhone
The legendary Chapoutier house graces us with another splendid example of their craftsmanship: the 2017 Ermitage Cuvee de l'Oree. A wine with compelling depth, yet possessed of an astonishing vitality, it embodies the unique qualities of the 2017 vintage in the Rhone.
Virtuosity and Governance: Cornerstones of an investment-worthy vintage
The vineyards at Chapoutier have been stewarded by discerning hands for generations, refreshing traditions while innovating impressively with each vintage. The enduring quality of these wines is a testament to this dedication - a factor crucial for those seeking investment-worthy labels.
The 2017 Ermitage Cuvee de l'Oree, indeed, is no exception. It is a luminous example of what can be achieved when exquisite savoir-faire meets ideal terroir.
The Individuating Character: The 2017 Vintage
The 2017 season in the Rhone was marked by variable conditions - cool spring followed by a scorching summer - fashioning a wine with an impressive and unique character. It stands out among other vintages for its inherent power and complexity.
This intertwining of climatic challenges results in a masterpiece; the depth of flavor - layers of rich apricot and delicate honeysuckle - yield to the profound minerality that testifies to its Ermitage origin.
A Confluence of Tradition and Climatic Temperament
Raw minerality and opulence are signature characteristics of Chapoutier's Ermitage line - tokens that are vividly manifested in this particular cuvee. Yet, it is the emphatic intensity interwoven with a poised elegance that truly distinguishes the 2017 vintage.
The 2017 Ermitage Cuvee de l'Oree from Chapoutier is a veritable tapestry of sensory fascinations. It uncovers the richness of Marsanne grapes, revealing an inspiring symbiosis of Rhone terroir and climatic articulation, making it an unmissable prospect for any discerning investor.
Investors seeking provenance, prestige, and potential for exceptional returns will find an exquisite opportunity in this compelling, one-of-a-kind vintage from a storied producer.
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Scores and tasting notes
There are a substantial 909 cases of the 2017 Ermitage de l'Orée. Sourced from Les Murets' clay soils, it combines hints of struck flint with honey, pear and baking spices on the nose. Full-bodied, with a layered sense of richness and ample concentration, it's a big but balanced wine. While it lacks the zest and freshness of the 2016, it should still drink well for close to two decades.
Joe Czerwinski - The Wine Advocate, 31 October 2018