A gorgeous white from Rhone that gives a lot of tropical fruit flavours, Chapoutier’s micro-vineyard in Le Méal produces high-quality, aromatic and enjoyable whites that is sure to always make its drinkers happy. Consisting of Marsanne that is 100% hand-harvested from low-yielding yet guaranteeing high quality 50-year-old vines in Hermitage’s famous 2.0ha Le Méal vineyard, the plot comes from an old fluvioglacial alluvial deposit soil with large pebbles which contribute to the soil warming. The result is a wine that it is often offering utter perfection.
An opportunity to experience one of the best whites in the world with a fantastic price tag, only 844 cases were made in this vintage, we are happy to offer -
2009 M. Chapoutier Ermitage Le Méal Blanc HK$1,090 per bottle
PRE-ARRIVAL DISCOUNT – HK$950 per bottle
99 pts Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Advocate From a warm site and a hot vintage, the 2009 Ermitage le Meal Blanc was harvested on the August 28, and aged in 100% new French oak. Flirting with perfection and a full-bore, exotic, almost over-the-top expression of Marsanne, it has less minerality than the 2010, yet more of everything else with boatloads of caramelized fruits, buttered citrus, white flowers, honey and crushed rocks all soaring from the glass. Rich, layered, exuberant, unctuous and exotic, with stunning freshness despite it's thickness and weight, drink this incredible white anytime over the coming 30-40 years.
98 pts Robert Parker, Wine Advocate The 2009 Ermitage Le Meal Blanc (844 cases) offers up aromas and flavors of tomato confit, white peaches, honeysuckle, acacia flowers, licorice and anise. Deep, full-bodied and textured, with superb intensity as well as richness, it is the most exotic, tropical fruit-flavored Ermitage from Chapoutier in 2009. Enjoy it over the next 25-30 years.
Subject to final confirmation. Arrive in 2-3 weeks.
Delivery is free-of-charge for single purchases above HK$3,000; otherwise a standard delivery fee of HK$80 applies.