L'Ermite, M. Chapoutier
"An extraordinarily powerful wine that probably needs 10-15 years in the bottle (last year I thought 20 was probably conservative), this is a 100-year wine and probably best appreciated by our descendants rather than anyone currently over the age of 30. Dense purple to the rim, with notes of crushed rock, charcoal, roasted meats, and enormous quantities of blue and black fruits, this wine is almost painfully rich and thick, with mouth-searing levels of tannin and zesty acidity. Monumental!" (99+ pts. Robert Parker, Wine Advocate #175, Feb. 2008)
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