M. Chapoutier Chante-Alouette Hermitage Blanc 2017

750 mL bottle  |   VINTAGES#:  140541

The blended white Hermitage - the 2017 Hermitage Chante-Alouette - is a terrific wine this year, maybe the best I've ever tasted. Honeyed pear and citrus notes lead into a full-bodied, brassy-hued wine with a rich, velvety texture. It's lush, broad and mouthfilling, with a long, harmonious finish. While delicious now, expect it to close up within another year or two, only to reopen once it hits about age ten. Drink date: 2018-2035. Score - 94. (Joe Czerwinski, robertparker.com, Oct. 31, 2018)