2017 Ermitage le Meal
The 2017 Ermitage le Meal from Chapoutier, Rhone, France
The 2017 vintage of the Ermitage le Meal from the esteemed producer, Chapoutier, is ripe for discerning collectors to acquire. This Rothschild of the Rhône, paced with both profound richness and precise minerality echo the exceptional equilibrium of 2017 in the region.
An exemplary vintage: 2017 shines in north Rhone
Reflecting upon climatic conditions in 2017, this was a year that challenged winemakers across the Rhone. When nature obliges with optimal conditions, as it did in 2017, it's always exciting to see how different plots express their uniqueness. Invariably, "Le Meal" vineyard does it with matchless grace.
The season began with dry conditions and concluded with late warmth that cloaked the hills in sunlight without excessive heat - a dream season for Syrah. It enabled Chapoutier to compose an Ermitage le Meal that exhibits serene balance akin to a tightrope walker on cable wire.
Essence of terroir combined with a master's touch
From its inky hue flows a veritable cornucopia of complex confluences; violets and black cherry meet smoked meat and spice, rounded by tannins honed as smooth as silk. Yet this symphony of flavours is attuned to the highest discipline - no note steps out of line.
An essence of terroir combined with Chapoutier's masterly finesse anchors this expressive iteration of Syrah through its layers of black fruit and smoky accents united by a seam of striking acidity. The result: an exquisite encapsulation of the rugged beauty that is Northern Rhone.
The enduring allure of 2017 Ermitage le Meal
Take a serious look at the 2017 Ermitage le Meal from Chapoutier as a potent addition to an investment portfolio ripe for diversification. Its superb provenance, the brilliance of the vintage, and the vineyard’s habit of ageing with incomparable elegance, make this piece de resistance a reliable proposition for future returns.
Simply put, the 2017 Ermitage le Meal remains an undisputed aromatic symphony from a maestro conducting at peak in one of the distinguished amphitheatres of the wine world. Anything less would leave a discerning palate feeling unsatisfied.
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