Jeb Dunnuck awarded 98+ points to L’Ermite, Rouge Ermitage 2017.
“The 490-case 2017 Ermitage L’Ermite comes from a mix of granite and limestone soils and was brought up all in demi-muids. It offers a fresh, focused, chiseled style that has awesome minerality as well as crème de cassis, graphite, crushed violets, burning embers, and bacon fat that develops beautifully with air. With a huge, layered mid-palate, brilliant concentrated, ultra-fine tannins, and a finish that won’t quit, it’s unquestionably one of the most impressive wines in the vintage. Give bottles 7-8 years and enjoy over the following 25.”