Chapoutier ‘Le Pavillon’ Ermitage 1989

Syrah from France - Rhone
Review Date : 10-Oct-2018
Dark, deep, brown-red colour, still with a dark heart, bricking on the edge. The nose is very concentrated with firm black-red fruits at the core with savoury secondary and tertiary dried herbs and undergrowth with earthy notes. The core is taut and tightly bound with an amalgam of nutty, cedary oak and spices intermingling with TCA cork taint. If you can handle the TCA, this is still alive. The palate is fully mature with savoury earth game and undergrowth, the fruit rather hidden by the oak and TCA. The mouthfeel still has unresolved tannins and acidity showing. Herbs, spices game and meat are present. The wine is firm from the fruit overwhelmed by TCA, leaving oak residue. This had the potential to be in good condition. 17.5-/20 Oct 2018 RRP $N/A

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