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M.Chapoutier - Ermitage Le Pavillon 2014 M.Chapoutier - Ermitage Le Pavillon 2014

M.Chapoutier - Ermitage Le Pavillon 2014

Full-bodied, concentrated, impeccably balanced and seamless.

Single Bottle:

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Unit Size:750ml

Alcohol Volume:14%

Region:Rhone Valley


Tasting Notes

Michel Chapoutier, an unconventional visionary, challenging tradition and passionately embracing biodynamics. Dedicated to expressing the soil's essence, his philosophy is deeply rooted in the land. Le Pavillon 2014 reveals a deep garnet red hue, illuminated by hints of purple. The nose is a captivating blend of tarry and smoky essences, weaving in notes of raspberry, blackberry, walnut, and liquorice. On tasting, its complexity unfurls with a robust start, leading into a velvety, balanced palate that lingers with hints of liquorice, tobacco, and cocoa. Depending on the vintage, its majestic evolution can span anywhere from 30 to an impressive 75 years.

Technical Info



Organic Certification:ECOCERT - 26/30914/1282802

Country of Origin:France

Serving Temperature:16-18°C

Drink By:2030+

Wine Ageing:The wine is matured in oak casks for 18-20 months, with an average of 30% being new casks.

Winemaking Style:Innovative

Harvest:Hand-picked grapes to small perforated boxes of 15 kg.

Winemaking:Totally destemmed, the grapes ferment in concrete tanks. From one to two daily treadings ensure a good extraction. The temperature of fermentation does not exceed 32°C. Maceration lasts between 4 and 5 weeks, to obtain a polymerization of tannins. Only the free-run wine is used for this single vineyard.

Viticulture:This plot has an area of approximatively 4 ha. It has given its name to this plot selection and has a particular geology. This soil is made up with sediments on a fine layer being on a granitic subsoil

Food Pairing:Venison steak with blackberry sauce, T-bone steak, Porcini mushroom risotto with truffle oil, Slow-roasted pork shoulder, Kobe beef, Bone marrow flan

Reviews and Accolades



James Suckling

Made from 65 year old vines on the granitic Bessards section of Hermitage. Some very assertive red plum, red nectarine and orange zest. There is a wealth of spice and dark mineral-flecked interest. The palate is extremely supple and smooth with attractive, fine-cut tannins. A long, plush and very polished dark plum stone finish.


Robert Parker

The 2014 Ermitage le Pavillon is another wine from this team that defies the vintage. Full-bodied, concentrated, impeccably balanced and seamless, with classic notes of crushed rocks, graphite, cassis and blackcurrants, it hits the palate with no hard edges, has a great mid-palate and possesses sweet tannin. Michel commented that this wine reminded him of the 1982, and while it offers pleasure even today, it won’t hit maturity for another decade.

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Michel Chapoutier is an emblematic figure in the world of wine, born into a long lineage of vine-growers, the Chapoutier family has been rooted in the Rhône region since 1808. Michel took over the family business, Maison M. Chapoutier, in 1990, bringing with him a revitalized approach and a deep respect for terroir and biodynamic viticulture with the entire estate being certified, a rarity for an estate of its size. His philosophy is founded on the belief that a wine should express the place from which it originates, the "terroir". This approach involves minimal intervention in both the vineyard and the winery, ensuring the wines remain true reflections of their origin. Throughout his career, Michel Chapoutier's unyielding passion, combined with his pioneering approach, has earned his wines a plethora of accolades. Today, Maison M. Chapoutier remains a beacon of the Rhône Valley, with Michel at its helm, continually pushing the boundaries of winemaking and ensuring each bottle tells the story of its terroir.

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