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2013 JEAN-LOUIS CHAVE Hermitage

JEAN-LOUIS CHAVE Hermitage 2013

267.00 CAD

$267.00

  • Portfolio
  • Portfolio
  • Réserve & sélection
  • Product code
  • Product code
  • 12950193
  • 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)
  • Syrah 100 %
  • Color
  • Color
  • Red
  • Closure type
  • Closure type
  • Cork
  • 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

  • - 95 Points -

    September 2016

    Solidly built, with a bolt of charcoal through the core of dark cherry, plum and blackberry preserves. Lots of bay, sage and leather fill in the background.

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  • - (96-97) -

    March 2016

    (this wine is the final blend and was resting in holding tanks in preparation for bottling, "probably in March," according to Chave): Inky ruby. Vibrant black and blue fruit aromas are complicated by suggestions of candied flowers, incense and licorice, and a bright mineral nuance adds lift. Sweet, fleshy and focused, offering palate-staining cherry compote, black raspberry and violet pastille flavors accented by smoky Indian spices and a hint of cracked pepper. Shows impressive depth but comes off surprisingly lithe, finishing with superb focus and length and fine-grained tannins that sneak in slowly.

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