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Ermitage

"Ex-Voto" - Red

L’Ermitage « Ex-Voto » is endowed with an impressive tannic structure. It is a concentrated, elegant wine. Produced only in exceptional vintages, it has great ageing potential.

Soil type

Steep sloped vineyards. " Bessards " 30% of the area. Granite. 0.65 Ha " Greffieux " 30% of the area. Calloutis du würm. 0.65 Ha " Murands " 20% of the area. Alluvia fluvio-glaciaires and pebbles. 0.45 Ha " Hermite " 20% of the area loess plateau and clay sand silt. 0.45 Ha

Grape variety

100% Syrah.

Average age of vines

40 to 90 years

Winemaking

Pumping over in thermo regulated stainless steel tanks.. Alcoholic fermentation/ 4 week maceration.

Ageing

42 months in new oak.

Average yield

About 35 Hl / hectare.

Tasting

Eye : Deep dark ruby colour with mauve tints.
Nose : Black fruits, leather, liquorice, coffee flavour and oriental spices.
Palate : Powerful attack with richness and an important tannic structure. This wine expression fully the terroir trough its finesse and the strength of its tannins.
Overall : Great ageing potential, structured and concentrated with a rare intensity of flavour and colour.

Our comment

Produced only in exceptional vintages, the Ermitage Ex-Voto is the expression of a sincere desire to own vines in the Hermitage appellation and to produce an exceptional wine which reflects the soul of this prestigious appellation of the Rhône Valley.
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Vintages 2009

 

Wine Advocate #204 - Dec 2012

Score:100

Another perfect wine, the 2009 Hermitage Ex-Voto is surprisingly supple and more approachable than the two single vineyard 2009 Cote Roties, La Turque and La Landonne. The massive Ex-Voto boasts abundant notes of spring flowers, blackberries, cassis, licorice, graphite and forest floor. Extremely full-bodied with sweet tannin and levels of extravagance and flamboyance that are mind-boggling, it will drink well for 30+ years. Robert Parker.

 

Wine Spectator -  Vol. 9, No. 33 - Aug. 21, 2013

Score : 97

This has a distinctive singed mesquite note out front, along with sandalwood, black tea and juniper hints, followed by a very densely packed core of raspberry, plum and blackberry confi­ture flavors. The long, charcoal-studded finish has a great tug of roasted earth. Dynamic and expressive, this should cellar effort­lessly. Best from 2015 through 2035. From France. James Molesworth.

 

Bettane+Desseauve

Score : 18/20

Arôme noble de mûre mais avec beaucoup de nuances balsamiques, grandes dimensions liées à l’'élevage long qui élargit la texture, très long, accompli, un rien trop démonstratif.

Consumption

A garder

Serving temperature

16°C to 18°C.

Ageing potential

35 years ...

Food and wine matching

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