888-802-9929 Shopping Cart
SEARCH
OUR CATEGORIES
 
 
download inventory
download inventory
Enter email address
to join mailing list
Home >> Rhone >> 1999 Chapoutier Ermitage Cuvee de l'Oree [Double Magnum - owc]
1999 Chapoutier Ermitage Cuvee de l'Oree [Double Magnum - owc]
Item#BWE17429
Price:$999.00
Availability:Usually ships the same business day
Quantity to Purchase:
Description:
Qty=1

Size=3L, RP[99]

"The awesome 1999 Ermitage Cuvee de l'Oree flirts with perfection. It is full-bodied, with an incredible bouquet of liquid minerals, licorice, honeysuckle, citrus, and a hint of tropical fruits. One-hundred percent new oak aging has been completely absorbed by the wine's fruit and glycerin. This is a winemaking tour de force, made from exceedingly low yields of 12-15 hectoliters per hectare (less than one ton of fruit per acre). However, readers should understand that these are often unusual wines to drink because they tend to show exceptionally well for 4-5 years after bottling, then close up until about age 12. They can last for 4-5 decades. Anticipated maturity: now-2006; 2012-2050. Along with Gerard and Jean-Louis Chave, Chapoutier is producing the finest expressions of white Hermitage. His single vineyard cuvees are to die for if you like these eccentric, idiosyncratic, mammoth dry whites." - Robert Parker, Wine Advocate #140 (Apr 2002)