Wine Spectator 93 points - A ripe, flattering style, with apricot, quince, grilled hazelnut and powdered ginger notes that all weave through the mouthwatering, floral-tinged finish. Persistent and well-knit, with the apricot note lingering. Drink now through 2016. 805 cases made. ĖJM
(May 31 2010)
Wine Advocate 98 points - The fattest, most exuberant cuvee, with off the charts concentration and density (almost overbearing in its intensity, but the acids are there), is the 2007 Ermitage Le Meal blanc. An extraordinary expression of a single vineyard white Hermitage, this is an elixir with shocking levels of concentration. It goes almost beyond what dry wine is, and thatís what makes it so special.