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Sherry-Lehmann USD 345.00 750ml

J.L. Chave Hermitage Blanc 2014

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Chave continues to make a full-throttle, concentrated and unctuous Hermitage Blanc, and refuses to buy into the ridiculous trend toward making Sauvignon Blanc-like whites from this tiny, magical terroir. God bless him for that and there are few whites I’d rather drink than a mature Hermitage Blanc from this genius winemaker. Jean-Louis called 2014 a good year for the whites, and his 2014 Hermitage Blanc had just been bottled a month prior to my tasting. It has terrific minerality as well as classic stone fruits, buttered citrus, honeysuckle and crushed rock, full-bodied richness and an elegant, fresh, pure style. It will have two decades of longevity.Wine Advocate 95pts Dec. 2016

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Domaine Chave, JL :
The Chave family have been involved in wine making in the northern Rhone since 1481.Jean Louis Chave is the cureent boss and an exponent of organic viticulture.Most of the domaine's holdings are in Hermitage but also operates as a negociant in other AOC's although he has bought some vineyards in Saint Joseph.

External Reviews for J.L. Chave Hermitage Blanc

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Vintage: 2010 03/12/2013

NB vintage. Bottled Sep 2012. Great tang and lift as well as a sensation of liquid honey. Very youthful. Floral notes on a honey base. Remarkably racy ad sinewy for the well hidden potency. Broad and gorgeous with fabulous lift. Tastes as though you ... Jancis Robinson. A Marsanne wine from Rhone in France. 2010 J L Chave Hermitage Blanc 750ml


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Vintage: 2008 03/12/2013

Consequently, there is little of the 2008 Hermitage Blanc (which was scheduled to be bottled the week after my visit), but it is one of the finest 2008s produced in the Northern Rhone. The wine offers up scents of almond paste, brioche, white currant... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Marsanne wine from Rhone in France. 2008 J L Chave Hermitage Blanc 750ml


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Vintage: 2007 05/26/2012

A Marsanne wine from Rhone in France. 2007 J L Chave Hermitage Blanc 750ml


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Vintage: 2005 03/01/2013

The 2005 Hermitage blanc is an amazing effort that defines the classic style of white Hermitage. It offers hints of marzipan, roasted hazelnuts, quince, licorice, honeysuckle, citrus oil, and wet stones. It is a superbly concentrated and powerful win... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Marsanne wine from Rhone in France. 2005 J L Chave Hermitage Blanc 750ml


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Vintage: 2004 10/15/2009

A Marsanne wine from Rhone in France. 2004 J L Chave Hermitage Blanc 750ml


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Vintage: 2004 02/23/2012

The 2004 Hermitage blanc, which hit 15% natural alcohol, is another superb effort, continuing a succession of totally profound white Hermitages from 2003, 2004, and 2005. As many readers know, this small family producer has been making wine in Hermit... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Marsanne wine from Rhone in France. 2004 J L Chave Hermitage Blanc 750ml


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Vintage: 2003 08/18/2012

Although the amazing 2003 Hermitage blanc possesses 16.5% finished alcohol, it is well-delineated and fresh. The light gold color is followed by beautiful notes of rose petals, honeysuckle, white currants, wax, orange marmalade, and an intense liqueu... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Marsanne wine from Rhone in France. 2003 J L Chave Hermitage Blanc 750ml


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Chave continues to make a full-throttle, concentrated and unctuous Hermitage Blanc, and refuses to buy into the ridiculous trend toward making Sauvignon Blanc-like whites from this tiny, magical terroir. God bless him for that and there are few whites I’d rather drink than a mature Hermitage Blanc from this genius winemaker. Jean-Louis called 2014 a good year for the whites, and his 2014 Hermitage Blanc had just been bottled a month prior to my tasting. It has terrific minerality as well as classic stone fruits, buttered citrus, honeysuckle and crushed rock, full-bodied richness and an elegant, fresh, pure style. It will have two decades of longevity.Wine Advocate 95pts Dec. 2016

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