Chapoutier Ermitage Greffieux
The 2005 Ermitage Les Greffieux is a beauty, but it has to take a backseat to the 2006. It has an admirable creme de cassis note, an inky purple color, plenty of meat, smoke, steel, and black fruits in a dense, fleshy style. It is by far the most forward of the 2005 Ermitages. Thats not to say theres any deficiency in tannin lurking underneath the wines density and richness. It should evolve for 20 to 25 years.