2021/2/27 with delivery from Joel Robuchon. Many of the greatest aged red wines (with many of the greatest meals) that I’ve had have been Chave Hermitage, and here was another. The great Syrahs of the Northern Rhône become so magical with age - it enhances them as much or more than any other wine - and this is as good as they come. Astonishing aromas of roasted game, olives, black berries and spices, deep and rich yet translucent and fresh on the palate. — 7 days ago
First bottle corked. Arg!
Dark, rich sweet black raspberry with cassis and plum fruit. Enticing accent notes of graphite, tamari, violets and white pepper. Palate is still primary with black fruits and mineral, salty touches wrapped in superb fruit based tannins. Fresh on the finish with red raspberry and plum with mineral spine. Throughly enjoyable now and I expect over the next 3 to 5 years. — 9 days ago
Big, ebbullient and deep nose. Black berry, black cherry, granite, some herbs as well. Very pretty and very refined for a Chevaliere. Palate is dense, juicy and explosive with awesome tiny berry red fruited intensity and a lovely granite cleanse on the finish and then a lovely hit of olive. Juicy and really nice tannins. This needs more finesse to be a Cote Rotie but it is close! Terrific power and concentration. Lovely wine. — 6 days ago
Crunchy Croze « on the fruit ». Open nose, soft and fresh mouth with a nice volume typical of fairly natural wines. Beautiful, soft shades support the primary explosive notes of black, purple, iris, peppery and smoked fruits. Immediate pleasure, very greedy. Very nice wine to share as early as the aperitif.
Croze croquant sur le fruit. Nez ouvert, bouche souple et fraîche avec un beau volume typique des vins assez natures. De belles nuances réglissées, soutiennent les notes explosives primaires de fruits noirs, violette, iris, poivrées et fumées. Plaisir immédiat, très gourmand. Vin très sympa à partager dès l’apéro. — 7 days ago
This was the 2006 red, which drank very well, good fruit and acidity to match, will continue to drink well for years to come.. — 9 days ago
Brilliant gold in the glass. Peppery vanilla, grilled chicken, antiqueshop and tropical flowers on the nose.
Mouthful of sabayon, blonde tobacco, orange marmelade, saffron, pine nuts and vanilla.
Looooong resounding finish.
Mighty, impressive and convincing wine.
Fantastic! — 11 days ago