Wine Advocate 92 points - This has an extremely ripe nose, perhaps too ripe with prune-scents augmented by plum jam. Lacking the delineation of the Le Meal. The palate is extremely sweet and ripe with notes of red cherries, cassis and redcurrant. It just lacks the natural harmony of the other Ermitages but perhaps it will (Nov 2008)
Wine Spectator 94 points - Shows the zesty loganberry, raspberry and boysenberry fruit of the vintage with added depth and flesh, while black tea, pastis and briar notes fill in on the nicely grippy finish. There’s impressive depth all the way through. Drink now through 2016. 907 cases made. –JM
(Apr 30 2010)
Wine Advocate 92 points - Made in a lighter style, but still a full-bodied, powerful wine, the dark purple-hued 2007 Ermitage Le Pavillon reveals aromas of creme de cassis, black truffles, cold steel, and crushed rocks. Dense and tannic, with good acidity, resounding richness, and a substantial finish, it is a top-notch effort that should evolve for three decades.