The most concentrated 2008 Ermitage is Le Pavillon (915 cases). Backward as well as elegant, it offers up scents of blueberries, blackberries, camphor, black truffles and earth. The wine is medium to full-bodied, moderately tannic and, atypically, capable
Solid, showing a lightly zesty, briary edge to the mix of plum, raspberry and pomegranate flavors, backed by tangy acidity. The briary edge emerges even more on the lightly firm, tobacco-tinged finish. Drink now through 2015. 50 cases imported.
Very deep crimson. Very muscular and sinewy. Complete. Admirable, not hot, but dense. Lots of minerals on the finish. Amazingly chewy! Liquorice. Tar. Needs lots of time. Jancis Robinson