2011 Ermitage Rouge, l'Ermite, Chapoutier Sélections Parcellaires

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Many of the Syrah and Marsanne vines which provide fruit for this wine pre-date phylloxera, and are therefore well over a hundred years old. The yields are understandably low for such venerable fruit. It is a powerful and masculine wine; the 2011 may well be less concentrated than the magisterial 2010 but it has an unrivalled complexity, with an encyclopaedic treat of sensations only set to intensify over the next couple of decades. Simon Field MW, BBR Buyer These wines sit at the very pinnacle of perfection; year in year out they are applauded as the best in the Rhône Valley. They therefore