According to John Livingstone-Learmonth of DrinkRhone.com: “The Hermitage Chante-Alouette white is always good.” And from what Jeb Dunnuck has called “a truly sensational vintage that should not be missed” and “insanely good”, the 2015 is no exception:
95 points from Jeb Dunnuck (Wine Advocate’s highest score for this wine): “The finest vintage for this cuvée I’ve ever tasted… Don’t miss it… Not enough can be said about the quality that consistently comes from this estate... you can't go wrong.”
92 points from James Suckling: “Impressive power and poise.”
4 stars from John Livingstone-Learmonth: “This is elegant, authentic Marsanne-fuelled Hermitage blanc.”
Jeb Dunnuck states that from 2015: “The white wines from Hermitage are powerhouse efforts that have serious extract and depth. The top wines will be enjoyable with a year or two of bottle age and evolve for decades.”
Chapoutier is a world-renowned winemaker that needs little introduction. The recipient of more perfect 100 point scores from Wine Advocate than any other producer, described by Robert Parker as “the world’s leading irreverent genius in winemaking” and Drinks International’s Most Admired French Wine Brand in 2016. And this white is going to prove one of the must-haves of the vintage…
WHAT ARE 'IMMEDIATE' WINES?
These are immediately available wines are held in our temperature-controlled cellars at London City Bond. These listings are predominantly comprised from private collectors who sell through our marketplace. All immediately available stock is ready for delivery once payment has been settled. We offer next day delivery to all London addresses, so long as payment has been settled by midday. For other UK addresses delivery is typically within one week. Please email our Customer Services Team, who will provide an accurate date and time for delivery.
All of the wines have been rigorously checked by our warehouse staff and condition reports, including photographs, are available on request.
Please note, if your order contains 'immediate' and 'marketplace' wines, these will be delivered together.
WHAT ARE 'MARKETPLACE' WINES?
The majority of the wines we list are sourced from the market. This includes direct from growers, exclusive distributors and agents and European Trade stockholders.
The typical lead time for consolidation, shipping and arrival into our cellars from confirmed order is approximately 6 to 8 weeks.