M. Chapoutier Ermitage Le Pavillon 2019
Perteneciente a la colección de "selecciones parcelarias" de M. Chapoutier, los vinos de Ermitage poseen un rico pasado histórico. Personajes como Alejandro Dumas o el zar Nicolás II se encontraban entre sus asiduos. La parcela Le Pavillon se vinifica desde 1989 y cuenta con una producción de unas 7.000 botellas anuales, lo que nos da una idea de lo pequeña y escasa que puede llegar a ser. En su historia ha sido 10 veces calificado con 100 puntos Parker y entre la añada 2009 y la 2012 este vino recibió 100 Parker de forma consecutiva.
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The star of the show as well as one of the wines of this great vintage, the 2019 Ermitage Le Pavillon comes all from broken granite soils of the Bessards lieu-dit and was all destemmed, vinified in concrete tanks, and brought up in just 15% new French oak, with a tiny amount in a small foudre as well. The level of new oak continues to plummet at this estate, which around a decade ago or more was utilizing 100% new barrels. Full-bodied, concentrated, and powerful, it’s a perfect example of the Iron Fist in a Velvet Glove saying and has incredible opulence paired with precision and finesse. Giving up both blue and black fruits as well as powdered stone, violets, scorched earth, and subtle smoke, this is pure Hermitage magic and Syrah doesn’t get any better. It needs at least 7-8 years (a decade would be better) of bottle age and will be a 50-year wine.
Massively concentrated and tannic, Chapoutier's 2019 Ermitage le Pavillon looks as if it will take a few more years to come around than the other selections parcellaires. The initial scents of crushed stone and cassis are intriguing, but this full-bodied wine comes across almost cold and reserved yet immensely promising. On this occasion, Michel Chapoutier pronounced it "a tea of granite," which describes it fairly well, although hints of its future charms can be seen on the long, licorice-tinged and mouthwatering finish.
This has the silky, flowing, thoroughbred style of Le Pavillon - incredible tannic finesse, but so big and shot through with ripe tannin. The alcohol does peep through a little, it's just perceptible, but the concentration and tannic load are enough to bring balance. Will be a velvety opulent treat when it's ready. But for now, the tannic frame is immense. A statuesque vintage of Le Pavillon.
Very deep black-fruit and bitter-chocolate aromas, but also notes of balsamic vinegar, leather and tar. Very powerful and weighty, but with mineral freshness that keeps it very bright. The enormous, fine tannins are married to very sweet fruit The brain-rattling intensity at the finish might be too much now, but give it a few years in bottle and it will blow your mind. From biodynamically grown grapes with Demeter certification. Drinkable now, but best from 2025.