Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

Hermitage Blanc Marsanne Roussanne

9.213 ratings
8.86 pro ratings
Hermitage, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
Marsanne, Roussanne
Pork, Fish, Cream Sauces, Chili & Hot Spicy, Chicken, Pate, Shellfish, Veal, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Asian Cuisine
Top Notes For
Mike Saviage

Dark gold. Heavy like oil in the glass. At open this has an oxidative nose with a heavy dose of apple cider. But the first taste revealed a massive core of fruit with a lot of acidity. Thus with air this opened up to reveal a powerful and rich wine. Notes of ripe apples, uncut lemons, beeswax, stones and tan spice. Some heat suggests this has a fair amount of alcohol too. I liked this but was alone amongst the family in that assessment. I would say drink these up sooner rather than later but it depends how you like your aged white Rhône.

Dark gold. Heavy like oil in the glass. At open this has an oxidative nose with a heavy dose of apple cider. But the first taste revealed a massive core of fruit with a lot of acidity. Thus with air this opened up to reveal a powerful and rich wine. Notes of ripe apples, uncut lemons, beeswax, stones and tan spice. Some heat suggests this has a fair amount of alcohol too. I liked this but was alone amongst the family in that assessment. I would say drink these up sooner rather than later but it depends how you like your aged white Rhône.

Aug 25th, 2020
Rebecca McMahon

Powerful nose with nice oxidation but a little fatigued

Powerful nose with nice oxidation but a little fatigued

Apr 7th, 2014
Nicolas Montigelli

Hermitage Blanc 1996, oxidized. The other bottle floating around was allegedly great.

Hermitage Blanc 1996, oxidized. The other bottle floating around was allegedly great.

Jan 12th, 2014
Eric Crane

Sommelier & Educator Empire Wine Distributors

8.5

1996

1996

Jan 12th, 2014
Ryan Mullins

Opened two bottles and one was way better than other. Lots of flowers and stone fruit. Great with scallops

Opened two bottles and one was way better than other. Lots of flowers and stone fruit. Great with scallops

Jan 12th, 2014
Katie O'Brien

1996 Great vintage. Bold and peppery.

1996 Great vintage. Bold and peppery.

Nov 20th, 2016
Anoush d'Orville

Haksoo's birthday. Took about an hour to start expressing but it was beautiful when it did.

Haksoo's birthday. Took about an hour to start expressing but it was beautiful when it did.

Aug 15th, 2016
Allison Kosta

Hermitage
Domaine Jean-Louis CHAVE
1996

Hermitage
Domaine Jean-Louis CHAVE
1996

Jul 4th, 2014
Kit H

white flowers that turned into apricots, honey. Mineral backbone despite the low acidity. Really a gorgeous wine for the table. I prefer it with age even though some enjoy the fatness of its youthful expression.

white flowers that turned into apricots, honey. Mineral backbone despite the low acidity. Really a gorgeous wine for the table. I prefer it with age even though some enjoy the fatness of its youthful expression.

May 8th, 2016
Nico J. Snyman

Nico had this 7 years ago

Nico had this 7 years ago

Jan 12th, 2015