M. Chapoutier, Ermitage Le Pavillon, Hermitage, 2015
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Single bottle of Red wine M. Chapoutier, Ermitage Le Pavillon, Hermitage, 2015 100% Syrah

M. Chapoutier
Ermitage Le Pavillon

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The producer

Originally founded in 1897, the modern history of the Chapoutier business begins with the arrival of 7th generation Michel Chapoutier in 1990. He immediately converted the vineyards to biodynamics and expanded both the domaine and the negociant side of the business.

Chapoutier today owns vineyards throughout the Rhone, as well as sourcing grapes from longstanding partnerships with other growers; Chapoutier also own vineyards as far afield as Australia, Portugal, and Spain. The family’s winemaking philosophy is based on the concept of terroir, always allowing the terroir to express itself the maximum. Today, children Mathilde and Maxime are involved.

Despite the high quality of the other Rhone wines the greatest wines of this large domain are from the hill of Hermitage, where Chapoutier owns 34 hectares – the largest single holding on the hill. This allows production of several individual vineyard wines that are beautiful expressions of the different parts of the hill, whites as well as reds. We offer both red and white Hermitage from Chapoutier.

The wine

First produced in 1989, Le Pavillon is part of Chaputier’s single vineyard selection and fruit is derived from a 4-hectare vineyard plot of 90–100-year-old vines on the Les Bessards part of the Hermitage hill. Fruit is fully destemmed with fermentation in concrete tanks, and 4-5 weeks maceration, following which the wine is left to mature for 18-20 in oak casks, 30% new. Complex, balanced, and velvety, this is one the finest Hermitage wines made and with only 7,000 bottles produced per vintage, bottles are often hard to find.

Type: Red
Vintage: 2015
Country: France
Region: Northern Rhone
Sub region: Hermitage
Grape: 100% Syrah
Style: Bold and Structured
Sweetness: Dry
ABV: 14%
Drinking window: 2025 - 2050
Size: 750ml
Food match: Lamb

We choose our wines based on a range of criteria (see how we choose our wines) of which critic scores is just one. Rather than simply highlight the best score to promote a wine, our average critic score is calculated from the scores provided by several respected wine critics, who we follow for specific regions. They do not represent all critic scores and, wherever possible, we try and give more weight to more recent reviews. Where appropriate we consider market-based scores like Global Wine Score or Wine Searcher Average scores.

As a rule, we look to offer wines that achieve a 92/100 average critic score or better and frankly a lot of very good wines simply don’t make the cut. As a high-end provider we want to reflect that positioning in the quality of wines we offer. Such wines are only a tiny fraction of those generally on offer in the market. We believe that an average score is a more conservative and representative approach, but it is still subjective and only offered as a guide to our customers, who will (and should) do their own research. We will add individual critic scores to our website in the future.

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