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2013 JEAN-LOUIS CHAVE Hermitage Blanc

JEAN-LOUIS CHAVE Hermitage Blanc 2013

267.00 CAD

$267.00

  • Portfolio
  • Portfolio
  • Réserve & sélection
  • Product code
  • Product code
  • 12950134
  • Format
  • Format
  • 6x750ml
  • Listing type
  • Listing type
  • SAQ SignatureRead more
  • Status
  • Status
  • Store OnlyRead more
  • Country
  • Country
  • France
  • Regulated designation
  • Regulated designation
  • Appellation origine controlée (AOC)
  • Region
  • Region
  • Rhône Valley
  • Subregion
  • Subregion
  • Northern Rhone
  • Appellation
  • Appellation
  • Hermitage
  • Varietal(s)
  • Varietal(s)
  • Marsanne 50 %
    Roussanne 50 %
  • Color
  • Color
  • White
  • About this winery

    The Chave family is the epitome of People, Place and Time. They have been vignerons in the Rhône valley since 1481, passing the torch from father to son for an astonishing 16 generations. Originally the family farmed only in St. Joseph and moved to Hermitage about a century ago when phylloxera swept through the region. Today their Hermitage Rouge and Hermitage Blanc are generally regarded as the appellation's greatest wines. In recent years Jean Louis has begun the painstaking process of...

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Press reviews

  • - 97 Points -

    September 2016

    Acacia, orange blossom, white peach and fresh ginger notes lead the way, followed by waves of honeysuckle, Jonagold apple, chamomile and lightly toasted macadamia nut flavors. The finish combines weight, purity, fruit and minerality as a quinine accent
    echoes.

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  • - 97 Points -

    Jeb Dunnuck, December 2015

    Chave's 2013 Hermitage Blanc had just been bottled prior to my visit. Always 80% to 85% Marsanne and the rest Roussanne, from the lieux-dits of Rocoules, Peleat, L'Hermite and Maison Blanche, it's raised primarily in barrels with a small percentage new. Loaded with notions of buttered citrus, white currants, liquid rock, white flowers and hints of honeysuckle, this beauty hits the palate with full-bodied richness, beautiful freshness and purity, and a focused, clean, elegant profile that keeps you coming back to the glass. It lacks the sheer wealth of material found in blockbuster years like 2009 and 2003, yet is perfectly balanced, has loads of richness and a great finish. Give it a year or two and enjoy bottles over the following two decades.

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  • - 96 Points -

    March 2016

    Pale gold. Powerful, sharp aromas of mineral-accented pear, nectarine, orange pith and candied ginger, backed by hints of pungent flowers and iodine. In a bright, vibrant but concentrated style; a solid core of minerality adds cut and lift to the intense, impressively concentrated orchard and pit fruit flavors. Tightens up slowly with air and finishes dry, minerally and extremely long, leaving behind sexy floral and candied citrus fruit notes.

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