JL-Chave-Hermitage-Rouge-2013

J.L. Chave, Hermitage Rouge, 2013

“Still in barrel at the time of this tasting, the 2013 Hermitage will certainly be one of the wines of the vintage. Offering classic, granite-induced notes of smoked dark fruits, graphite, searing minerality and bouquet garni, this sensational Hermitage has medium to full-bodied richness, beautiful mid-palate density and building tannin, all with the freshness and purity of the vintage. Reminiscent of a more backwards, tight, focused and granite-driven year (I asked Jean-Louis if there was a similar vintage he could recall, he commented that he couldn’t think of one), it has solid ripeness in its aromas and flavors, good sweetness in its tannin, and a great finish. I suspect it will need 7-8 years of cellaring and keep for 20-25 years or more.”
- Wine Advocate (94-97 points)

Size: F - 750 ml
Bin: C7745
Varietal: Syrah
Type: Red
Country: France
Region: Rhone
Winery: J.L. Chave
Item(s) Bottle
$349.95 $299.95
Case
$4,199.40 $3,599.40

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Size: F - 750 ml
Bin: C7745
Varietal: Syrah
Type: Red
Country: France
Region: Rhone
Winery: J.L. Chave

Description

“Still in barrel at the time of this tasting, the 2013 Hermitage will certainly be one of the wines of the vintage. Offering classic, granite-induced notes of smoked dark fruits, graphite, searing minerality and bouquet garni, this sensational Hermitage has medium to full-bodied richness, beautiful mid-palate density and building tannin, all with the freshness and purity of the vintage. Reminiscent of a more backwards, tight, focused and granite-driven year (I asked Jean-Louis if there was a similar vintage he could recall, he commented that he couldn’t think of one), it has solid ripeness in its aromas and flavors, good sweetness in its tannin, and a great finish. I suspect it will need 7-8 years of cellaring and keep for 20-25 years or more.”
- Wine Advocate (94-97 points)