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2016 J.L. Chave Hermitage Rouge

Regular price $325.00
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2016 J.L. Chave Hermitage Rouge

Regular price $325.00
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The most classic and collectible expression of Hermitage Rouge on the planet. Jean-Louis Chave is undeniably the most daunting presence on this hill. As the largest landowner on this 100ha hillside, he chooses to blend between lieu-dits and release a single Hermitage Rouge rather than releasing single vineyards. His firm belief is that Hermitage should be a blended expression. These are powerful wines that will last for decades and should be given time.

96-99 points Jeb Dunnuck

 I was able to taste the 2016 Hermitage from three separate tanks which are blended prior to bottling. All three samples showed brilliant purity of fruit, full body, a forward, seamless, elegant texture, and classic building minerality. This is haute couture at its finest and is pure class that could come from nowhere else. As with most 2016s, it's going to be relatively accessible in its youth, yet this is one Hermitage that's not going to hit maturity for another 8-10 years and will keep for three decades.  (12/2018)

 

98 points James Suckling

 A wealth of floras with spiced dark chocolate, peppery notes, graphite, dark stones and grilled meats. There’s a very concentrated core of red and black fruit on the palate, weighing deep into the middle with super fine yet strong tannins wrapping up the wine. There is also enduring red-fruit freshness emerging into the finish. This is a great Hermitage that will deliver incredible age potential and enjoy an esteemed life in bottle. Barrel sample.  (8/2018)

 

97 points Vinous

 Inky ruby. Highly precise, mineral-accented black/blue fruit, exotic spice, olive paste and incense aromas pick up hints of smokiness and candied licorice as the wine opens up. Seamless and penetrating on the palate, offering urgent blueberry, cherry preserve, spicecake and floral pastille flavors and a strong jolt of smoky minerality. Deepens steadily on the strikingly long, penetrating finish, which features smooth, interwoven tannins and resonating florality. (JR)  (9/2019)

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