Wine Spectator 94 points - Gorgeous Jonagold apple and Cavaillon melon aromas and flavors form the core of this wine, while quinine, candied lemon peel, cherry blossom, quince and green fig notes all fill in the background and drive through the well-detailed finish. Best from 2011 through 2018. 60 cases imported. –JM
(Nov 15 2010)
Wine Advocate 95 points - There are 315 cases of the 2008 Ermitage Le Meal Blanc. Caramelized apricot, honeyed orange, white currant and quince notes intermixed with a liqueur of rocks characteristic are found in this dense, full-bodied, ripe, atypically powerful, rich wine.