Robert Parker 99
Cassis and crushed stone join on the nose of the 2017 Ermitage le Pavillon. More austere than les Geffieux or le Meal, le Pavillon is rooted more firmly in granite, with crisply defined edges and firm tannins. It’s impressive for sure, full-bodied, loaded with extract and almost creamy across the mid-palate, but ultimately it needs time. Give it 10 years to soften and develop a bit more charmâ€”it has the concentrated dark fruit to carry it the distance.
Anticipated maturity: 2029-2045