Wine Spectator Notes
Ripe and focused, with a fresh streak of quinine stitching the honeysuckle, macadamia nut, dried peach, papaya and nectarine flavors together. The long finish still has some youthful tautness to it, but this opens steadily with air and displays remarkable length, mouthfeel and buried minerality. Not a blip of the vintage's overly tangy side either. Best from 2011 through 2019.
Wine Advocate Notes
Almond paste, crushed rock, orange, mango and pineapple aromas jump from the glass of this honeyed white along with gorgeous layers of that liqueur of rocks-like note that is typical of this terroir. Unquestionably a candidate for the wine of the vintage in the entire Rhone Valley, it, like the other single vineyard white Hermitages, should drink well for 7-10 years as they are on a much faster evolutionary track than vintages such as 2009, 2007, 2006 and 2005.
Vivid gold. The richest and most aromatic of this set, offering expansive aromas of singed orange, pear, nectarine, smoked meat and minerals. Weighty citrus and orchard fruit flavors take on a buttery character in the middle palate and pick up notes of smoke and dusty minerals. As rich and palate-coating as this wine is, its minerality helps it maintain focus and energy, especially on the very long, sappy, smoky finish.
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