(70% marsanne and 30% roussanne, raised in concrete eggs and oak, 10% of it new): Pale gold. Citrus zest, pear and quinine on the pungent, mineral-laced nose and in the mouth. Shows impressive energy and lift, with a sneaky floral quality building with air. The mineral element sharpens a long, penetrating and very energetic finish. There was no bottling of the Hermitage Blanc La Chapelle this vintage, for all of the fruit from the estate's oldest vines is in here. The 2010 Chevalier de Sterimberg is drinking beautifully right now, offering sappy orchard fruit flavors and an array of succulent herb and floral qualities. And the 2010 La Chapelle Blanc, which I rated at 94 points last year, has actually become even more energetic since that tasting, with a deep core of minerality and superb clarity and finishing power. I wonder of I underrated it?