2018 Domaine Jean Louis Chave, Hermitage, Rouge

Colour: Red
Vintage: 2018
Region: Rhone, Hermitage
99 RP
98-100 JD
97 WS
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2018 Domaine Jean Louis Chave, Hermitage, Rouge

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2018 Domaine Jean Louis Chave, Hermitage, Rouge

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Region: Rhone
99 RP
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£2,625
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Case (6 x 75cl) LIVETRADE
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In-Bond
ETA
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2018 Domaine Jean Louis Chave, Hermitage, Rouge

RP
From £2,625 6 pack case(s) available

2018 Domaine Jean Louis Chave, Hermitage, Rouge

Size
Cs (12)
Cs (6)
Cs (3)
Loose
Price
Per
Region: Rhone
99 RP
BTL
0
1
0
0
£2,625
6
 
CONDITION
STATUS
ETA
Our ETA dates are a guide and are subject to change. If you require more information on an ETA time please call UK +44 (0) 20 7269 0703 or alternatively email [email protected].
YOU BUY
Case (6 x 75cl) LIVETRADE
CONDITION
Original Case
STATUS
In-Bond
ETA
Our ETA dates are a guide and are subject to change. If you require more information on an ETA time please call UK +44 (0) 20 7269 0703 or alternatively email [email protected].
In Stock
LIVETRADE
You buy
£2,625.00
1 Case(s) Available

Tasting Notes and Scores

99 RP

Chave's 2018 Hermitage is another in a long list of legends to emerge from this meticulously run estate. Showing remarkably complex aromas of pressed violets, ground cloves and cracked peppercorns against a backdrop of cassis, blueberries and licorice, it's a super effort. Full-bodied, concentrated, rich and velvety in feel, it's seamless and long—just the complete package in a wine that's surprisingly approachable, yet should prove capable of aging effortlessly for two decades or more. JC

Wine Advocate

98-100 JD

Lastly, the 2018 Hermitage is still resting in its individual components, and it’s such an education tasting through the samples from Bessards, Péléat, Méal, and Beaumes. In some years, each terroir is easy to see (the spice and complexity from Péléat, the opulence from the Méal, etc.), yet in 2018, the Méal was more structured and inward and the l’Ermite was shockingly opulent and powerful. The crème de la crème was the sample from Les Bessards, and wine doesn’t get any better than that in my opinion. Regardless, all the samples possess incredible quality and show classic, powerful aromatics reminiscent of a classic, almost cooler year paired with massive richness, depth, and structure on the palate. Possibly coming closest in my mind to a hypothetical mix of the 2009 and 2010, this is a legendary Chave Hermitage in the making.

Jeb Dunnuck

97 WS

Gorgeously pure, with plum coulis, cassis, cherry purée and blackberry preserve flavors that are finely detailed and interwoven with singed anise, sweet tobacco and warm earth accents, then gilded with a subtle alder note through the finish. Long, very fine-grained and extremely precise. Best from 2024 through 2040. 1,750 cases made, 250 cases imported. — JM

Wine Spectator

96 DR

A tasting of five lieux-dits points to a ripe, rich, dark-fruited vintage with high but not unbalanced alcohol. This is opulent with liqueur fruits and deep concentration. It's very ripe, but shows no raisined or jammy character, and has remarkably freshness considering its opulence. 2018 is all about ripeness, says Jean-Louis Chave. Picking the fruit promptly was important; ‘We had to pick on a Sunday - and we've never picked on a Sunday before.’ He reduced the maceration time this year and avoided punching down completely to avoid over-extraction. Drinking Window 2026 - 2042
Tasted by Matt Walls (at 2018 En primeur tastings, Rhône Valley, 01 Oct 2019)
Part of Northern Rhône 2018 report: The top scorers

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