Paul Jaboulet Hermitage Blanc Le Chevalier de Sterimberg 2015
(raised in oak barrels and concrete eggs for 10 months) Limpid yellow. Vibrant, mineral-accented aromas of pear skin and Meyer lemon, joined by hints of smoky lees, iodine and anise that emerge with air. Sappy, concentrated and seamless on the palate, offering palate-staining citrus and orchard fruit and toasted brioche flavors sharpened by a chalky mineral nuance. Finishes taut, minerally and impressively long; echoes of citrus pith and smoky minerals add cut and focus.
- Josh Raynolds, Vinous