2007 Domaine Jean Louis Chave, Hermitage, Blanc

Colour: White
Vintage: 2007
Region: Rhone, Hermitage
95 RP
94+ NM
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2007 Domaine Jean Louis Chave, Hermitage, Blanc

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2007 Domaine Jean Louis Chave, Hermitage, Blanc

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2007 Domaine Jean Louis Chave, Hermitage, Blanc

RP
£285 Loose bottle(s) available

2007 Domaine Jean Louis Chave, Hermitage, Blanc

Size
Cs (12)
Cs (6)
Cs (3)
Loose
Price
Per
Region: Rhone
95 RP
BTL
0
0
0
1
£285
1
 
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
Bottle (75cl)
CONDITION
Repack
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
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£285.00
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Tasting Notes and Scores

95 RP

Robert Parker''s Wine Advocate 28/02/2011

The exuberant 2007 Hermitage Blanc reveals notes of petroleum, crushed rocks, earth, white currants and peaches, an unctuous texture, high glycerin and good acidity. This big, thick white Hermitage will not be as long lived as the 2009, but for drinking over the next two decades, it is impossible to resist. Jean-Louis and Gerard Chave opened a bottle of the 2003 Hermitage Blanc to give me an idea of how this vintage is aging. This monumental offering, which flirts with perfection, has virtually no acidity and is aging beautifully. The Chaves believe it is a repeat of what Gerard’s father made in 1929.

Tasting through the different Hermitage vineyards (including Peleat, Les Beaumes, Meal, l’Ermite and Les Bessards), the lowest score any of these lots received was 94-96 (Les Beaumes). The other parcels all merited 97-100 points. The most dominant component part of Chave’s red Hermitage comes from Les Bessards, which many consider to be the greatest vineyard on Hermitage Hill. The next largest is Meal, a vineyard with a more southerly exposure. While Chave has not made their special cuvee, Cuvee Cathelin, since 2003, I suspect one will emerge from the different lots of Les Bessards that I tasted as 2009 is certainly a year where enough wine can be culled out for the Cathelin without sacrificing the monumental quality of the regular Hermitage. This looks to be one of the wines of the vintage, which is not surprising given the fact that the Chave family has more experience than just about anybody in the winemaking world (the domaine was founded in 1481 - nearly a decade before Christopher Columbus discovered America!).

Wine Advocate

94+ NM

Tasted at Christies’ “Kings of the Rhone” tasting in London. This looks set to become a sublime Hermitage Blanc from J-L Chave. It has taciturn bouquet at first the elicits coaxing from the glass, but eventually offers dried honey, lavender, bees wax, lanolin and a touch of fresh ginger. The palate has a viscous entry with superb balance, just a slight oxidative note in the background imparting hints of smoke and walnut. It may warrant a higher mark in the future when it settles down. Sublime. Tasted May 2011.

Neal Martin

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