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M. Chapoutier Hermitage ‘Monier de la Sizeranne’ 2013

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  • Incredibly intense, powerful and complex Syrah
  • From the spiritual home of Syrah
  • Made by benchmark Northern Rhône Estate, M. Chapoutier

‘Our Hermitage “Monier de la Sizeranne” comes from a blending of different soils from West to East: • “les Bessards”: from a granitic origin, it constitutes the “soul” of a good Hermitage. • “le Méal”: old alluvial terraces, with a lot of gravels and shingles more or less calcareous. • “les Greffieux”: silty soil with shingles. Entirely destemmed, the grapes ferment in concrete tanks. From one to two daily treadings ensure a good extraction. Temperature varies between 30 and 33°C. 18 months ageing, 85% of which takes place in oak barrels, giving the wine its notes of oak. The remaining 15% is aged in concrete tanks to preserve minerality and freshness.’ – Producer’s note

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Vinous

‘Inky ruby. Intensely aromatic cherry and dark berry aromas are complemented by hints of licorice, peppery spices and cola. Deeply concentrated but taut dark fruit flavors show a suave blend of power and vivacity, and a mineral nuance adds lift. Gains heft and sweetness on the clinging finish, which features a smoky mineral quality and fine-grained tannins that come on slowly.” – Vinous Media ‘Inky ruby. Intensely aromatic cherry and dark berry aromas are complemented by hints of licorice, peppery spices and cola. Deeply concentrated but taut dark fruit flavors show a suave blend of power and vivacity, and a mineral nuance adds lift. Gains heft and sweetness on the clinging finish, which features a smoky mineral quality and fine-grained tannins that come on slowly.” – Vinous Media

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Robert Parker Jr

‘The 2013 Hermitage La Sizeranne is gorgeous and might just be the best vintage of this cuvee to date, when all is said and done. Offering beautiful minerality in its cassis, black raspberry, crushed rock, and licorice aromas and flavors, it’s medium to full-bodied and has plenty of tannin and integrated acidity — all of which will allow it to drink nicely for 10-15 years. They’ve been experimenting with the elevage for this cuvee and it’s paying off.’ – Robert Parker Jr., Wine Advicate ‘The 2013 Hermitage La Sizeranne is gorgeous and might just be the best vintage of this cuvee to date, when all is said and done. Offering beautiful minerality in its cassis, black raspberry, crushed rock, and licorice aromas and flavors, it’s medium to full-bodied and has plenty of tannin and integrated acidity — all of which will allow it to drink nicely for 10-15 years. They’ve been experimenting with the elevage for this cuvee and it’s paying off.’ – Robert Parker Jr., Wine Advicate