M. Chapoutier : Le Pavillon 2000

 Incl. VAT & DPA case of 6 Bottles (75cl)
Parker : 98 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Year in and year out, one of the three greatest Hermitages made is Chapoutier's Le Pavillon. The black/blue-colored 2000 Ermitage Le Pavillon is brilliant out of bottle. Notes of graphite, ink, licorice, creme de cassis, and minerals jump from the glass of this syrup of Hermitage. Full-bodied, unctuously-textured, gorgeously rich, spectacularly concentrated and long, it is a tour de force in winemaking. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2040. (I disagree, but Michel Chapoutier feels his finest three Le Pavillons to date have been 1991 followed by 1995 and 2000. I retain a preference for the glorious trilogy of 1989, 1990, and 1991.)
Rhone ValleyErmitage
Alcohol
12.5

Dessert wine
No

Environment
Organic wines

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Vineyard
Cotes du Rhone Septentrionales

Grape varieties
Syrah

Area
Rhone Valley

Appellation
Ermitage

Color
Red

Producer
M. Chapoutier

Parker
98

Allergens
Contains sulphites