m. chapoutier, hermitage, le meal blanc 2011
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
99
WINE SPECTATOR
94

2011 m. chapoutier, hermitage, le meal blanc

Why We're Buying

Few winemakers have produced wine at the level of M. Chapoutier for as long as M. Chapoutier. The estate’s Hermitage Le Meal Blanc is the golden standard for white wine, with its combination of orange marmalade, spice, honey, and melon flavors, plus a 20+ year aging potential. M. Chapoutier Hermitage Le Meal Blanc has earned three 100-point ratings from wine critic Robert Parker, one more than its companion wine, Le Meal Rouge.

Critics Scores

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
99

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

In the same league and from one of the warmest terroirs on Hermitage hill, the 2011 Ermitage Le Meal Blanc is a massive effort that has overflowing amounts of tropical fruits, white flowers, creme brulee, buttered peaches, licorice and striking, liquid rock-like minerality. Full-bodied, voluptuous and awesome any way you look at it, it too can be enjoyed any time over the coming 3-4 decades.

WINE SPECTATOR
94

Wine Spectator

A matchstick hint gives way to creamed apple, melon, heather and salted butter notes. Offers weight, depth and definition, opening up pleasantly in the glass. The long finish has a creamy feel. Drink now through 2022.