M. Chapoutier Ermitage le Pavillon 1994

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M. Chapoutier Ermitage le Pavillon 1994


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Color: Deep garnet red with purple lights. Nose: Tarry and smoky, raspberry, blackberry, walnut, liquorice. Mouth: Complex, strong attack, velvety and balanced, long final, liquorice, tobacco, cocoa. According to the vintage, the wine can be kept from 30 to 60 years, indeed from 50 to 75 years.
Category Red Wine
Region France, Rhone, Hermitage
Brand M. Chapoutier
  • wa96-98

Wine AdvocateThe 1997 Hermitage Le Pavillon displays a saturated purple color, and a fabulously intense nose of blackberry liqueur intermixed with floral scents, smoke, licorice, tar, and Chinese black tea aromas. There is wonderful concentration, massive body, and a monster finish in this decadently rich Hermitage. It possesses low acidity, but lots of concentration, extract, and length. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2035.

Robert Parker, February 1998