Wine Spectator 95 points - Lush and inviting, but also invigorating as the tropical papaya and mango notes are enlivened with extra quince and green fig flavors. A yellow apple skin edge and a salted butter note add more length and definition on the finish. Best from 2013 through 2023. 112 cases imported. –JM
(Sep 30 2012)
Wine Advocate 92 points - The 2010 Ermitage Chante Alouette, which is the largest production cuvee of white Ermitage from Chapoutier (there are several thousand cases of this, in contrast to the other cuvees) is one of his strongest efforts to date. Notes of white flowers, honeysuckle, wet rocks and chalk, as well as quince and white peach, are all present in this deep, full-bodied wine, which has great fruit and a more forward accessibility than the other Ermitages. Drink it over the next 10-15 years.