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2017 Chave - Hermitage Rouge
$299.00
750ml | SKU 82881
22 Available
WA
(96-99)
VM
97


At once weighty and energetic in character. Finishes juicy, lively and strikingly long, with repeating spice and floral notes and steadily building tannins.
Ratings and Reviews

Jean-Louis Chave had done some preblending of the 2017 Hermitage at the time of my visit, meaning several parcels had already been combined with others, so there were fewer components to taste. A sample that included some L'Ermite, Les Beaumes and Péléat was fragrant, loaded with peppery spice and came across as slightly open-knit (93 - 95). A second component, mostly Le Méal, was richer and riper-tasting, with lush fruit and hints of roasted meat (97 - 99). Finally, a sample Jean-Louis described as "more the core of the blend" (mainly Les Bessards) was simultaneously firm and generous, with notes of crushed stone, cassis and licorice

Joe Czerwinski - Wine Advocate (96-99)
Producer
Country
France
Region
Rhone
Appellation
Hermitage
Type
Red
Variety
Syrah