Cheval Fou Hermitage 2005

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This opens very slowly and is full of powerful, dark scents. Licorice, earth, a touch of roasting coffee bean and roast meat notes dominate the nos... Read more

A clear deep ruby colored wine with a medium ruby rim. Clean nose with youthful, medium+ intensity aromas of red berry jam, coffee, game, tobacco ... Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Cheval Fou Hermitage

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065211,108
4.00 5
10/08/2008

This opens very slowly and is full of powerful, dark scents. Licorice, earth, a touch of roasting coffee bean and roast meat notes dominate the nose. In the mouth this is taut and focused with excellent weight and depth though the lovely blackberry fruit notes are embedded in penetrating minerality and the wall of very fine grained tannins keep everything in check. Needs time but seriously good St. Joseph 90pts


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Snooth User: Rodolphe Boulanger
63471,856
4.00 5
01/27/2009

A clear deep ruby colored wine with a medium ruby rim. Clean nose with youthful, medium+ intensity aromas of red berry jam, coffee, game, tobacco box, plum, blackberry, oak and mint. A dry wine with medium+ acidity, medium+ balanced alcohol, medium+ body with rich texture and med+ tannins. Medium+ intensity flavors of toast, cedar, savory and smoky spices, anise and black pepper. Medium+ length and concentration. A very complex yet polished wine that needs age. I am not a big fan of Hermitage, but this one makes you sit up.


External Reviews for Cheval Fou Hermitage

External Review
10/06/2009

94WS no further case discount


External Review
12/15/2008

The 2005 Ermitage Le Pavillon has a dense purple color, the classic acacia flower, graphite-based, smoky creme de cassis nose with a tremendous intensity and a full-bodied power and richness that is awesome.


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01/19/2010

96 Wine Advocate


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01/12/2010

94 Wine Advocate


External Review
10/06/2009

Very minerally driven style with a strong iron-tinged spine driving the red and black currant coffee loam and dark licorice notes. Tightly wound on the finish so cellar to let it stretch out. Best from 2010 through 2020.


External Review
12/15/2011

smoky creme de cassis nose with a tremendous intensity and a full-bodied power and richness that is awesome. "\


External Review
12/15/2011

" The 2005 Ermitage Le Pavillon has a dense purple color


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4.00 5
08/04/2008

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3.50 5
01/21/2009

Winemaker's Notes:

For the first time ever in history, "outsiders" have gained access to and control over an amazing 3-acre vineyard parcel, and we’re now in partnership with one of the most prolific wine producers in France. Our inaugural release is just under 400 cases of wine....Gregory Viennois, consulting wine maker for Maison Chapoutier and Ferraton Vineyards, notes "The ’05 Le Cheval Fou is very typical of the extraordinary fruit grown on the Ferraton hillside of the Hermitage appellation. The vineyard is ageing gracefully and the wines are exhibiting all the unique characteristics of the limestone deposit in the terroir.

For the first time ever in history, "outsiders" have gained access to and control over an amazing 3-acre vineyard parcel, and we’re now in partnership with one of the most prolific wine producers in France. Our inaugural release is just under 400 cases of wine....Gregory Viennois, consulting wine maker for Maison Chapoutier and Ferraton Vineyards, notes "The ’05 Le Cheval Fou is very typical of the extraordinary fruit grown on the Ferraton hillside of the Hermitage appellation. The vineyard is ageing gracefully and the wines are exhibiting all the unique characteristics of the limestone deposit in the terroir.

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