Ermitage Meal

2005 Ermitage Meal Chapoutier

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Wine Critics Notes:

Wine Advocate - Score: 96 ()

Domaine Belle is one of the most consistent and reliable producers of Crozes Hermitage. While the family doesn't shy away from the use of oak, there's either less new oak than there used to be, or the wines are more intense and fruity, because in 2015 and 2016 they seem to have got the balance close to perfect. Philippe Belle, joined by his son, Guillaume, showed me the latest vintages during my visit in early November.

Vinous - Score: 94+ (2008 Jan.)

Bright red. Intensely floral, room-filling bouquet of strawberry, raspberry and smoky minerals. Deep and sweet but incredibly focused and pure, with luscious red berry preserve flavors, silky tannins and terrific mineral lift. Seems to gain depth on the finish, with the sweet red fruit qualities echoing. This is all about the fruit today.