Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage Le Chevalier de Sterimberg 2017 750ml
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Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage Le Chevalier de Sterimberg 2017

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Category White Wine
Origin France, Rhone, Hermitage
Brand Paul Jaboulet Aine
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
Pale yellow; the nose is reserved, but elegant, has an air of cooked lime, mandarin, gun flint. The palate is light for a Hermitage blanc, is fashionably tense etc, its maker hankering after the North; it has a floral presence, white fruits led by apricot with peach stone, then a touch of late grip, tang. The aftertaste is nutty, shows citrus, vanilla. This carries some inner strength, as it should. I can see it gaining some weight.
Wine Advocate
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Jaboulet's 2017 Hermitage Blanc Le Chevalier de Sterimberg is approximately two-thirds Marsanne and one-third Roussanne. Subtle notes of crushed stone and pencil shavings frame honey, pineapple and baking spices, all wrapped around a tensile core of tangerine and lime. In a year when no La Chapelle Blanc is being made, this is the top white Hermitage from Jaboulet, and it's a beauty, with a silky texture and a long, mouthwatering finish.

Joe Czerwinski, October 31, 2018
Jeb Dunnuck
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Brought up just like the Crozes Hermitage Blanc, the 2017 Hermitage Le Chevalier De Sterimberg Blanc is a slightly more Marsanne-dominated effort that offers more minerality and well as reserved notes of spice citrus, crushed rocks, and hints of tangerine. Ultra-pure, seamless, and silky on the palate, it has a beautiful mid-palate as well as a great finish. Purity, freshness, and focus are the buzzwords here.

December 20, 2018
  • v93

Limpid yellow-gold. Mineral-accented aromas of dried pear, lemon pith, succulent herbs and honey are given spicy lift by a gingery nuance. Chewy and sharply focused on the palate, offering densely packed orchard and pit fruit flavors and hints of chamomile and anise. The mineral note comes back strong on an impressively long, penetrating finish that shows fine definition and solid thrust.

Josh Raynolds, March 2020

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