L’Orée (0.75 L)
WA: Leading off three single-vintage whites from Hermitage, the stunning 2013 Ermitage Cuvee de Lí»Oree has an off-the-hook bouquet that includes just about everything you could think of when considering Hermitage Blanc. White peach, white flowers, almond paste, quince and wet rock are just some of the nuances, and it packs a serious punch on the palate, with full-bodied richness, a flamboyant, expansive texture and riveting focus and purity. Give it a year or so and drink it over the following 2-3 decades.
WA / RP: 100