Ermitage Rouge Les Greffieux M Chapoutier, Hermitage, Northern Rhone, France 2016
3.5ha, 100% Syrah
This vineyard is situated at the foot of the Hermitage Hill. It is a glacial alluvial deposit terrace with shingles and clay. Vines are over 50 years old. Les Greffieux wine has powerful but silky tannins, rich blackberry fruit and liquorice notes.
"Chapoutier's 2016 Ermitage les Greffieux is a perfumed, elegant expression of this historic terroir. Violet and crushed stone notes perfectly complement the cedar and baking spices of new oak in framing ripe blackberries and blueberries. Full-bodied, rich and concentrated yet silky in feel, it adds savory notes of black olive and licorice on the long, mouthwatering finish." 97/100 Joe Czerwinski robertparker.com