Ermitage le Pavillon 2015

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Tasting Notes

Another perfect wine, the 2015 Ermitage Le Pavillon comes from the Bessards lieu-dit on Hermitage, which is pure granite soils. I've said it before, but will say it again, this is unquestionably the finest, most singular vineyard for Syrah in the world. Cassis, graphite, smoked herbs, liquid rocks and violet aromas give way to a huge, concentrated, opulent and off-the-charts beauty that just hints at its ultimate potential. I wouldn’t think about opening bottles for at least a decade, after which it will keep for 4-5 decades.

Score: 100

Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com Maturity: 2026-2076 24 January 2018

I suspect the wine of the vintage will be the 2015 Ermitage le Pavillon, and while it’s normally a more forward, sexy wine than the l’Ermite, in 2015 it’s easily the most concentrated, structured and mineral driven of the lineup. Its inky purple/blue color is followed by to-die-for notes of blackcurrants, crème de cassis, graphite, liquid smoke and a liqueur of rocks-like profile that could come from nowhere else in the world than this steep hillside of pure broken granite. Full-bodied, concentrated, structured and tannic, forget bottles for a decade and enjoy over the following half century.

Score: 99 - 100

Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Advocate 30 December 2016

Surely a 100-point wine in nearly any other context, the 2015 Ermitage le Pavillon is a terrific wine. Full-bodied and intense, it offers tremendous notes of crushed stone, mocha and ripe plum given shape and texture by powerful yet ripe tannins. The finish is nearly endless, oozing with essence of granite and balanced by bright acids. Wow.

Score: 99

Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate Maturity: 2028-2050 29 December 2017