Hermitage Ermitage Le Pavillon Chapoutier 2003 - Lot of 1 Bottle
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Hermitage Ermitage Le Pavillon Chapoutier 2003

  • Spices
  • Gastronomic wine
  • Wine for ageing
  • Color:Red
  • Organic
  • 15% 
  • 0.75L
  • Intensity
  • Classic

Le Pavillon is not the product of a specific vineyard, but instead a selection of the best grapes from the Les Bessards area. The result is a rich, full-bodied Hermitage; a perfect illustration of the Chapoutier know-how. More info

  • Quantity: 1 Bottle
  • Level: 1 into-neck
  • Label: 1 good appearance
  • Country/Region: Rhône
  • Appellation/Wine: Hermitage
  • Producer/Owner: Chapoutier
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Hermitage Ermitage Le Pavillon Chapoutier serve at a temperature of 16°C. It will pair perfectly with the following dishes: Chèvre affiné, Côte de boeuf braisée, Poularde truffée.

Peak: Drink until 2050

  • Vintage score: 15/20
  • What the experts say...

    Even better, and topping out on my scale, the 2003 Ermitage le Pavillon comes all from the granite soils of the Les Bessards lieu-dit and was aged 100% in new barrels. Its inky ruby/black color is followed by off the hook aromas and flavors of plum, creme de cassis, licorice, crushed rocks and violet/incense-like qualities. This gives way to a full-bodied, dense, seamless and textured 2003 that has building tannin, awesome concentration and a blockbuster finish. Drink it anytime over the coming two decades, although, as with the Le Meal, it's gorgeous now.

    Lot presentation
    Hermitage Ermitage Le Pavillon Chapoutier

    Cuvée presentation

    The old Syrah vines of Le Pavillon, 90 to 100 years old, are located on the Bessards plot (4 ha), on a granite subsoil; Le Pavillon is the name of a small house on this plot. The harvest, 100% manual and destemmed, is done in a concrete vat. Only free run wine is used for this single parcel cuvée, which will be aged for 18 to 20 months in oak barrels (30% new). With an intense and deep red hue with purple tints, Le Pavillon develops a slightly smoky nose, accompanied by aromas of blackberry, plum and liquorice. The highly complex palate, which is powerful, velvety and balanced, offers a lingering finish and notes of tobacco and liquorice. A wine with wonderful ageing potential.

    Information about domainChapoutier

    Maison Chapoutier is without doubt one of the most prestigious names in the Rhône producing some of the finest Hermitage. The domain converted its 350 hectares of vines to biodynamic viticulture, making it the largest vineyard to adopt this method of cultivation. It has held certification since 1999. The Chapoutier savoir faire has spread to other vineyards in other winemaking regions: Provence, Beaujolais, Roussillon, Champagne, Alsace, Portugal but also Australia. In 1879, Polydor Chapoutier bought a few hectares of vines and started a negociant business. Seven generations have succeeded him, and Michel Chapoutier is currently at the helm. Since 1996, all the labels have been transcribed in braille. Chapoutier is often one of the last to harvest to ensure that grapes reach optimal maturity.

    Detailed characteristics

    • Quantity: 1 Bottle
    • Level: 1 into-neck
    • Label: 1 good appearance
    • Origin: Private individual
    • Type of cellar: Wine cabinet
    • Recoverable VAT: No
    • Original Wooden Case: No
    • French customs seal: yes
    • Alcohol percentage: 15 %
    • Country/Region: Rhône
    • Appellation/Wine: Hermitage
    • Producer/Owner: Chapoutier
    • Vintage: 2003
    • Color: Red
    • Peak: Drink until 2050
    • Service temperature: 16°
    • Viticulture: Biodynamics 
    • Size (in ha): 4.5
    • Volume: 8400 bottles
    • Intensity: Classic
    • Dominant aroma: Spices
    • Tasting occasion: Gastronomic wine
    • Grape variety: 100% Syrah
    Hermitage Ermitage Le Pavillon Chapoutier
    Hermitage Ermitage Le Pavillon Chapoutier

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    (1)For delivery in metropolitan France. More information....