M. CHAPOUTIER Ermitage "Le Meal" 2009 (White)

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Wine Region: Rhone Valley - France

: Marsanne

Tasting notes: Intense, very mineral, celery overtones, slight and well-integrated hint of wood. Ample attack, well-rounded, fine exotic freshness, roasted almond. According to the vintage, the wine can be kept from 30 to 60 years, indeed from 50 to 75 years.

About the winery:
Michel is a seventh-generation Chapoutier winemaker at Tain-L'Hermitage, having acquired the family estate in 1990. Michel earned a reputation for producing wines that are highly representative of where they are grown, true "snapshots of the terroir".

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Wine Advocate: 99/100