2014 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.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Similar in style to the hedonistically-styled Cuvee de l’Orée (especially when compared to the structured, mineral-laced l’Ermite), the 2014 Ermitage le Méal Blanc (aged in 10% new demi-muids) offers layers of celery seed, brioche, caramelized pineapple and citrus oil on the nose. Thick, rich, voluptuous and full bodied with a massive finish, drink this sensational white anytime over the coming two to three decades.