M. Chapoutier - 2001 - Ermitage L'Ermite - 750 ml.
Sub Region: Hermitage
Vintage: 2001 - Size: 750 ml. - Type: RedAppearance of very deep garnet red, almost black. On the nose black fruits with spices and ink overtones. On the palate tannins are in the same time powerful and velvety. Smoky and pepper overtones express wonderfully the Syrah variety on granitic soil. According to the vintage, the wine can be kept from 30 to 75 years.
"The black-colored 2001 Ermitage l’Ermite may be equal to the perfect 1996. Awesome levels of kirsch liqueur, licorice, and white flowers are followed by a superbly concentrated, etched, long, deep wine with multiple layers, a fabulous texture, and virtually perfect balance as well as harmony. Possessing great stature and intensity, it is a monumental achievement. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2040."