Ermitage Blanc L’Ermite 2012 M Chapoutier, Hermitage, Northern Rhone France
Particularly complex, dense nose with masses of acidity and prominent saltiness. A very long term wine with great potential. Lots of lime and citrus with rich texture.
"White wine simply doesn't get any better than the 2012 Ermitage l'Ermite Blanc. A massive, concentrated, yet insanely pure and focused effort, it has an incredible bouquet (almond paste, orange rind, caramelized peach), full-bodied richness, no hard edges and finish that just won't quit. Of all the 2012 whites, this has the most minerality, purity and precision. I'd happily drink it anytime over the coming 3-4 decades." 100/100 Jeb Dunnuck www.roberparker.com