Wine Advocate; 95 points
The first vintage for the cuvee, the medium/light gold-hued 2001 Hermitage Ex Voto Blanc is gorgeous, with a classic, full-bodied, layered style and complex notes of smoked meats, truffle, buttered stone fruits and freshly crushed rocks. This is why you age Hermitage Blanc! It’s worth pointing out that this cuvee saw just 18 months in barrel as opposed to the 30 months the wine sees today. Still fresh and lively on the palate, it’s drinking at point, but I suspect will keep for another two decades.