On Monday, October 26, for the first time in the history of Chapoutier, six mathusalems (6L bottle) of the 2010 vintage – historically one of the best vintage ever in the Rhone Valley – will be released in a unique coffret with only the most extraordinary Sélection Parcellaire from Ermitage: le Pavillon red, De L’Orée white, Le Méal red and white as well as L’Ermite red and white. Six astonishing wines with four times 100 points Parker score as well as two times 99 points.
For this very unique occasion, Chapoutier have chosen to partner with Le Clos, the award-winning fine retailer based who have an established reputation for bringing rare and unique products to market. Located in Dubai at the crossroads to the world, Le Clos is the perfect partner to bring such a special product to the global consumer. Michel Chapoutier himself will be in Dubai to host a masterclass in the prestigious surroundings of the Burj Al Arab. Guests at the masterclass will have the rare opportunity to taste the 2010 vintage, that will be served from 75cl bottles, and Mr. Chapoutier will share his unique insight on 3 top back vintages wines, served in magnum: Le Pavillon red 1990, De L’Orée 2009 and L’Ermite red 2003.
Marek Sheridan, Managing Director at Le Clos said: “At Le Clos we are incredibly honoured to partner with Chapoutier on launching the Chapoutier Ermitage Mathusalem 2010 Collection. We are excited to bring the only collection available in retail, to wine lovers and enthusiasts travelling to and through Dubai. We are very passionate about our customers who visit us from all corners of the globe and who are serviced by our highly qualified team who combined speak over 20 languages. This extraordinary collection from Chapoutier further supports our desire to provide our customers with an exceptional range that includes wonderful rarities such as the Chapoutier Ermitage Mathusalem 2010 Collection for the avid collector, but also vintages from hand selected boutique producers from USD 28.”
Members of the Chapoutier family have been working in the Rhône valley since 1808. Since 1990, Michel Chapoutier, now in his fifties, manages an exceptional estate, a land rich in history and tradition.
Passionately interested in expressing the character of the soil, Michel has found the means to give free rein to his convictions. A new era for the winery, welcoming changes that link traditions of the past with Michel’s daring convictions. A matter of time. Much as with every natural element, what matters is weather and earth, roots, vines and fruit. This is the basis for all the diversity and generosity of M.Chapoutier.
With a pioneering spirit, Michel Chapoutier always has a new challenge on his mind, ever on the move, never following nor copying, always initiating and creating. Of his many innovations, one of the most striking has surely been the development of the Sélections Parcellaires (Single Vineyard wines), the emblem of M. Chapoutier’s Philosophy.
He lets the soil express itself, without intervening to offer the best snapshot of the Terroir (conjunction between the soil, the climate which gives the vintage and the know-how coming from Tradition). Each Sélection Parcellaire comes from specific plots (from 0,5 ha for Ermite Blanc to 4 ha for le Pavillon), planted with old vines (60 years on average). Here Biodynamic Farming really makes sense. Michel Chapoutier works on the difference of taste and seeks the greatest refinement, through a rising tide between nose and mouth, with a real length on the palate.
And history as well as wine critics have recognized his unique talent in crafting some of the best wines of the world with these Sélections Parcellaires, holding now the breathtaking record of 30 times of 100/100 points by Robert Parker. Fine and rare wines with incredible cellaring potential, sought after and collected by all the wines lovers and connoisseurs of the world, they proudly represent the best of their terroir. www.chapoutier.com
About Le Clos
Le Clos strives to continually create a unique shopping experience offering many of the best wines and spirits from around the world, while providing customers with a superior level of services. From our highly qualified team of professional advisors who combined speak over 20 languages, to our innovative services such as personalised bottle engraving, tasting area and interactive whisky experience. Our unique concierge service enables customers to place their order online or in-store prior to departure and their purchases will be delivered to them upon arrival at Dubai International. Le Clos is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and is owned by MMI. www.leclos.net
Le Clos’ has five outlets located within Dubai International Terminal 3 Departures, the flagship store is located at gate A1 in Concourse A, the original outlet is adjacent to gate B8 on Concourse B. Also, located inside the Emirates First Class Lounges and between the Emirates First and Business Class Lounges in Concourse B.