Robert Parker – 98
Is le Meal the most complex and complete lieu-dit on Hermitage, when considering both red and white wines? The 2018 Ermitage le Meal Blanc certainly makes a case for the white, offering honeyed, complex notes of mixed citrus, pineapple, pear and melon, structural notes of crushed stone, ample weight and richness on the palate and a long, vibrant finish. Just terrific.
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2040