Hermitage Blanc "Chevalier Sterimberg" 2008 - Paul Jaboulet Aîné


This white Hermitage is a beauty if you like white wines from the Rhône Valley.  A lot of ripe fruit aromas on the palate - peach, pear - but also some notes of honeysuckle and caramel. A beautiful minerality gives the wine a perfect balance. Complex flavours, long finish: just as a white Hermitage should be. A complex 8-year old wine just ready to drink, a superb bottle.

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This white Hermitage is a beauty if you like white wines from the Rhône Valley.  A lot of ripe fruit aromas on the palate - peach, pear - but also some notes of honeysuckle and caramel. A beautiful minerality gives the wine a perfect balance. Complex flavours, long finish: just as a white Hermitage should be. A complex 8-year old wine just ready to drink, a superb bottle.
 
Wine CharacteristicsWhen & how to drink?
 
Domain:  Maison Paul Jaboulet Aîné
Vintage: 2008
Appellation: Hermitage
Region: Rhône Valley
Type: Dry
 
Grapes: 65% Marsanne, 35% Roussanne
 
 
Drink from now to 2020
Open and Drink
Serve at 10-12°C
 
Food pairing suggestion: Creamy veal escalope.
 
 Technical stuff
  
Soil: Clay, limestone and sand
Harvest: Manual
Age of vines: 35 years old
Maturing: 10 to 12 months in French oak barrels
Alcohol: 14%
 
What experts say  
  
16+/20 "Light but tense nose with some sinew underneath but not really very dense. Fine acidity and lots of structure. Light herbs and slight oiliness. I’d wait a while…"
  
  
 
17/20 "Expressive and complex nose, on ripe white fruit (cooked pear and apple), yellow fruit going into notes of vanilla. The palate is subtle and structured. Oak is still there but should integrate rapidely to bring even more elegance to this well-balanced, long and classy wine." (on 2009 vintage)
 
  
  
93/100 "Very fresh and nicely delineated, with lively yellow apple, pear skin, chamomile and quinine notes extending through the lengthy finish. A blanched almond note frames everything and adds a pleasantly firm edge. Still a bit restrained now, this should develop well in the cellar. Drink now through 2020." (on 2009 vintage)
  

 

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Hermitage Blanc "Chevalier Sterimberg" 2008 - Paul Jaboulet Aîné

Hermitage Blanc "Chevalier Sterimberg" 2008 - Paul Jaboulet Aîné

This white Hermitage is a beauty if you like white wines from the Rhône Valley.  A lot of ripe fruit aromas on the palate - peach, pear - but also some notes of honeysuckle and caramel. A beautiful minerality gives the wine a perfect balance. Complex flavours, long finish: just as a white Hermitage should be. A complex 8-year old wine just ready to drink, a superb bottle.