From the highly sought after appellation of Hermitage, the M. Chapoutier Hermitage "Chante Alouette" Blanc displays brilliant golden green color with complex and subtle aromas of quince, walnut, honey, ginger and acacia with a hint of lime blossom. A powerful wine with a distinct finish of almond. The "Chante Alouette" is an elegant wine with beautiful length.
"A worthy follow-up to the stunning 2011, the 2012 Ermitage Chante Alouette is a knockout effort that boasts tons of mineral-laced stone fruits, tangerine and honeysuckle to go with a medium to full-bodied, textured, yet laser-focused feel on the palate. A classic Hermitage Blanc, it should not be missed."
The Wine Advocate
"Salted butter, chamomile, lemon rind and white peach notes course along, inlaid with honeysuckle and verbena hints.
"Vivid gold. Spicy lemon pith and pear aromas are complemented by notes of anise and white pepper. Tight and dry in the mouth, offering zesty citrus fruit flavors and subtle smokiness. Finishes smooth and spicy, with very good length and building minerality.
Range: 90-92 Points"
International Wine Cellar