Hermitage Rouge

Domaine Jean-Louis Chave, Hermitage Rouge, 2016

RRP £251

Very little Chave Hermitage was made in 2016 due to unprecedented hail, but the quality is very high. Remarkably open and ready already for a Chave Hermitage, showing cigar box and bonfire smoke among the blackberry fruit – perfect fruit ripeness. It’s aromatically bright and fresh, elegant and lifted. It has a ripe, juicy acidity running through it, giving the wine line, length and a sense of focus. A remarkably elegant, almost Burgundian style of Hermitage. You could open it now, but try to wait until 2030 if you can, when it will have taken on much more complexity.

Score

Wine Details

Colour

Red

Wine Style

Still

Grape Varieties

Syrah

Alcohol

14%

Bottle size

75cl

Drink dates

2020 - 2045

Origin

Country

France

Region

Rhône

Sub-region

Northern Rhône

Area

Saint-Joseph AOP

Tasting Information

Blind

No

Tasted by

Matt Walls

UK Stockist

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