Domaine Jean-Louis Chave, Hermitage Rouge 2005

RRP £405

Big, bold and brawny, this is classic Hermitage in all it’s power and pomp. It has a great sense of ripeness and is still full of sap. It’s a full-throttle Hermitage, perhaps less elegant than some vintages, but joyfully red-cheeked. It’s still thick with slightly blocky tannins, and would benefit from another few years in bottle before really showing its best. Loud and proud.

Score

Wine Details

Colour

Red

Wine Style

Still

Grape Varieties

Syrah (100%)

Alcohol

13.5%

Bottle size

75cl

Drink dates

2022 - 2040

Origin

Country

France

Region

Rhône

Sub-region

Northern Rhône

Area

Saint-Joseph AOP

Tasting Information

Blind

No

Tasted by

Matt Walls

UK Stockist

Crump, Richmond & Shaw

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