Vinous: 97 Points for Les Greffieux, Rouge Ermitage 2017
Vinous awarded 97 points to Les Greffieux, Rouge Ermitage 2017.
“Opaque magenta. Powerful, mineral-accented red/blue fruit liqueur, incense and potpourri aromas acquire exotic spice, cola and licorice nuances with aeration. Sappy, focused and deeply concentrated yet animated as well, offering alluringly sweet blueberry, Chambord, cassis and candied floral flavors that are given back-end cut by smoky mineral and spice flourishes. The mineral and floral notes drive an extremely long, finely etched finish, where integrated tannins provide shape and gentle grip. As is usually the case in warm vintages, this is the most elegant example of Chapoutier’s Sélections Parcellaires .”
– Josh Raynolds