Vinous 90 points - Vivid gold. Complex aromas of melon, fig, beeswax and jasmine. Dense and lush, with good concentration and extract to its ripe pit fruit and honeydew flavors. Finishes smoky and broad, with lingering fig and floral notes and impressive length.
Wine Advocate 95 points - Possibly the finest cuvee of this wine I have ever tasted, the stunning, rich 2011 Ermitage Chante Alouette comes from three separate parcels on Hermitage Hill (Meal, Les Murets and Chante Alouette) and reveals plenty of white currant, buttered citrus, tangerine oil and honeysuckle along with hints of such exotic fruits as mango. It is a full-bodied, Montrachet-styled, dry white. (Dec 2012)
Wine Spectator 95 points - Gorgeous from the start, this bursts with a mix of peach, mango, orange and melon fruit, while acacia, orange blossom and singed macadamia nut notes fill in the background. A lovely mineral edge frames the finish. Shows power and grace. Drink now through 2024.—J.M. (Jul 10 2013)