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Chapoutier Ermitage le Pavillon Syrah Wine Premier 2004

External Review by JJ Buckley Fine Wines:

All of the single vineyard Ermitages turned out as good as I had hoped possibly even better. In short they are among the strongest wines one could hope for in this vintage. The 2004 Ermitage Le Pavillon is outstanding but certainly not one of the most compelling wines Michel Chapoutier has made. It is dense dark ruby/purple and seems more austere and backward than the Le Meal but I still think these are 15- to 20-year wines as opposed to the normal 50+ that the top vintages of these single vineyard Ermitages produce. Dense with black currant fruit intermixed with licorice sweet blackberries and white chocolate this is an elegant mid-weight Pavillon that should be drinking well in about 5-6 years and last 15-20. -Robert Parker Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.

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Winery: M. Chapoutier
Color: Red
Varietal: Syrah
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M. Chapoutier:
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.

External Reviews for Chapoutier Ermitage le Pavillon Syrah Wine Premier

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

All of the single vineyard Ermitages turned out as good as I had hoped possibly even better. In short they are among the strongest wines one could hope for in this vintage. The 2004 Ermitage Le Pavillon is outstanding but certainly not one of the most compelling wines Michel Chapoutier has made. It is dense dark ruby/purple and seems more austere and backward than the Le Meal but I still think these are 15- to 20-year wines as opposed to the normal 50+ that the top vintages of these single vineyard Ermitages produce. Dense with black currant fruit intermixed with licorice sweet blackberries and white chocolate this is an elegant mid-weight Pavillon that should be drinking well in about 5-6 years and last 15-20. -Robert Parker Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.




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