2016 m. chapoutier, ermitage, le pavillon
Why We're Buying
Even transcendent athletes like Michael Jordan and Wayne Gretzky can't match the dominance of M. Chapoutier. The winery has earned 41 100-point ratings from wine critic Robert Parker, the most of any wine producer ever. M. Chapoutier Hermitage Le Pavillon accounts for a quarter of those ratings. Its ethereal syrah increased 38.8% in price from 2017 to 2021.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Aged entirely in barriques (25% new), the 2016 Ermitage le Pavillon shows only a hint of warm pencil shavings on the nose, beautifully setting up notes of fresh blackcurrants. Full-bodied, concentrated and plush across the mid-palate, it turns rich and velvety on the nearly endless finish, marked by savory notes of beef, licorice and espresso. If you wish to catch a glimpse of this wine's greatness, it would be no crime to open a bottle upon release, as I suspect it will close down for a number of years soon afterward.