M. Chapoutier Hermitage Chante Alouette 2011 - SPIRITED Wines
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M. Chapoutier Hermitage Chante Alouette 2011
SKU: 44679

M. Chapoutier Hermitage Chante Alouette 2011

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750ml
$110.00

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Category White Wine
Varietal
Region France, Rhone, Hermitage
Brand M. Chapoutier
Alcohol/vol 14%
Brilliant and green gold color. Complex and subtle, aromas of quince, walnut, honey, ginger, acacia with a hint of linden-tree. Frank attack, without aggressiveness, final of almond, very elegant and good length.
Wine Spectator
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Gorgeous from the start, this bursts with a mix of peach, mango, orange and melon fruit, while acacia, orange blossom and singed macadamia nut notes fill in the background. A lovely mineral edge frames the finish. Shows power and grace. Drink now through 2024. 400 cases imported.

James Molesworth, October 15, 2013
Wine Advocate
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Possibly the finest cuvee of this wine I have ever tasted, the stunning, rich 2011 Ermitage Chante Alouette comes from three separate parcels on Hermitage Hill (Meal, Les Murets and Chante Alouette) and reveals plenty of white currant, buttered citrus, tangerine oil and honeysuckle along with hints of such exotic fruits as mango. It is a full-bodied, Montrachet-styled, dry white.

Robert Parker, December 26, 2012
Wine Enthusiast
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This is the most impressive Chante-Alouette I can recall, boasting layers of honeyed pineapple fruit, the barest hint of fresh, just-golden toastiness and notes of gingered apricot. It's full bodied and lush on the palate, ending long and mouthwatering. It should drink well into 2015, but expect it to close up only to re-emerge between 2020 and 2030.

Joe Czerwinski, November 1, 2014