M. CHAPOUTIER Ermitage "Le Pavillon" 2008

Wine Region: Rhone-Valley - France

Grape: Syrah

Tasting notes: The colour is deep garnet red with purple lights. It has tarry and smoky, raspberry, blackberry, walnut, liquorice flavour. The palate is complex with a strong attack, velvety and balanced, long final, liquorice, tobacco, cocoa.

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.

Expert Rating:
Wine Advocate: 93/100
Vinous: 92/100