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2003 M. Chapoutier Hermitage Blanc Chante-Alouette

  • 2003 M. Chapoutier Hermitage Blanc Chante-Alouette – France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Hermitage (1/27/2011)Gorgeous honey-gold colour. Aromas of paraffin, spice, meyer lemon rind, short pastry. Full-bodied, unctuous, spicy wine, with hints of rosemary oil, minerals, salt, apricot, short pastry, and warmth from the alcohol. Long finish, ~45-50s, with more meyer lemon rind, minerals, and white pepper. The texture of this wine has always been what I’ve loved about this wine. Once again, it didn’t disappoint. I don’t see this wine improving. Drink now. (93 points)
2 Comments leave one →
  1. Joel permalink
    2011/02/04 4:26 PM

    I drank my last bottle a couple weeks ago. Fleshy and spicy. Made the sides of my tongue almost curl. I also didn’t see it improving so drinking it was the right choice.

  2. Glen Frederiksen permalink
    2011/02/18 11:48 AM

    The white wines of Hermitage are among the most seductive in the world. I’m getting thirsty just reading about this one. Thanks for the note!

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