96pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2014 Ermitage le Pavillon is another wine from this team that defies the vintage. Full-bodied, concentrated, impeccably balanced and seamless, with classic notes of crushed rocks, graphite, cassis and blackcurrants, it hits the palate with no hard edges, has a great mid-palate and possesses sweet tannin. Michel commented that this wine reminded him of the 1982, and while it offers pleasure even today, it won’t hit maturity for another decade.
95pts Wine Spectator
Juicy and energetic, with lots of raspberry, blackberry and boysenberry confiture notes, inlaid with briary grip. Hints of sage, mint and tobacco fill in throughout, while a flash of iron enlivens the finish. Best from 2018 through 2030.
Deep garnet red in color, with purple highlights, this wine offers aromas of tar, smoke, raspberry, blackberry, walnut and licorice. On the palate, it is complex, velvety and balanced, showing notes of licorice, tobacco and cocoa.