2016 TOP 100 WINES | Rank #13

The 2013 Hermitage is a beautifully expressive Syrah, which comes from a combination of seven plots, which are all dense with granite soils. These mineral characteristics are evident in this beautifully made, terroir driven wine from Domaine Jean-Louis Chave. As this begins to open it releases gorgeous aromas of blackberries and plums, followed by spices, pepper, smoke, fresh floral, leather and of course the graphite minerality. On the palate this is beautifully balanced and focused, with a gorgeous texture and a wonderful mineral laced core, which expands seamlessly into the long lingering finish. Today, this already offers some early appeal, however Chave’s Hermitage are known to age with the best, and I only expect to the take on a new personality as it evolves over the next few decades. (Best 2020-2035) - November, 2016 (JD)

Wine Specifications

  • Report Date: November, 2016
  • Producer: Domaine Jean-Louis Chave
  • Vintage: 2013
  • Drinking Window: 2020-2035
  • Estimated Value: $250
  • Country: France
  • Region: Rhône Valley
  • Appellation: Hermitage
  • Importer: N/A

CHAVE Hermitage


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