M. Chapoutier Hermitage Vin de Paille 2004
98 points Robert Parker: ...deep amber color and smells like black truffle oil intermixed with orange marmalade and honeysuckle, is an amazingly rich wine... should age for 50-75 or more years. This wine cuvee has between 100 and 159 grams of residual sugar, and the finished alcohol is approx. 15%. Organic/biodynamic since 1991 (certified by Biodyvin/Demeter).
The name CHAPOUTIER is present in the Rhône Valley since 1808. In 1879, the distant ancestor Polydor CHAPOUTIER was the first to begin to buy vines, thus moving from the status of wine-grower of an estate to that of a viticulturist, a wine producer and a businessman. The pioneering spirit was already present in the family.