m. chapoutier, hermitage, chante-alouette 2015

m. chapoutier, hermitage, chante-alouette 2015
WINE SPECTATOR
95
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
95

Critics' Scores

  • WINE SPECTATOR
    95
    Wine Spectator

    Very fresh, with a honeysuckle-gilded core of white peach, melon rind and Jonagold apple notes. The beguiling finish lets hints of talc and wet stone glide through. Shows lovely purity and serious length. Drink now through 2029.

  • ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
    95
    Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

    The finest vintage for this cuvée I’ve ever tasted, the sensational 2015 Hermitage Chante Alouette boasts awesome notes of white peach, orange marmalade and white flowers in a rich, full-bodied, concentrated style. Coming from three different terroirs on Hermitage Hill (Méal, Les Murets and Chante Alouette), don’t miss it! (JD)

  • VINOUS
    94
    Vinous

    Light bright gold. Intense, mineral-accented white peach, pear liqueur, iodine and honey qualities on the nose; a suave floral topnote gains strength with aeration. Chewy, concentrated and focused on the palate, offering smoke-accented pear skin, peach pit and marzipan flavors that show excellent clarity and depth. The honey nuance comes back on the impressively persistent finish, which features hints of toasty lees and sweet butter.(JR)

  • JAMES SUCKLING
    92
    James Suckling

    This shows a waxy edge with savory hay and grassy notes dominating the nose. The palate has impressive power and poise, a neat mineral thread with apple fruits and a handy texture. Finishes crisp; Drink now until 2025. Again, exclusively Marsanne here, this time from quartz-studded clay soils.

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