Maison Nicolas Perrin Hermitage Blanc - 2011

AOC Hermitage



(made from fruit grown in Les Rocoules and Maison Blanche; 70% Marsanne and 30% Roussanne): Light gold. Ripe tangerine and poached pear aromas are complicated by smoky minerals and gingery spices. Rich and weighty but energetic as well, offering bitter citrus pith and orchard fruit flavors, a hint of anise and a chewy texture. A floral note builds on the spicy, very persistent finish, which is firmed by a dusty mineral quality.

This cuts a broad swath, with salted butter, creamed melon, mango, peach and acacia notes all gliding along, offering a creamy mouthful and a lovely, lilting finish. Drink now through 2022.