Chapoutier Ermitage les Greffieux 2010
"The dense purple 2010 Ermitage Les Greffieux displays sweet, charcoal-infused creme de cassis fruit, spring flowers, blueberries and blackberries as well as a full-bodied, layered mouthfeel. Intense and pure...95-98" WA 12/11 "Bright purple. Sexy black and blue fruit preserve aromas are complicated by vanilla, floral and cola qualities. Fleshy, floral-accented cassis and blueberry flavors are firmed by gentle tannins. Gains sweetness, minerality and depth with air, finishing with a suave note of candied violet, slow-building tannins and noteworthy grip. For a rich wine this is surprisingly elegant...93-95" IWC 3/12
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.