Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

Farconnet Hermitage Syrah

9.2191 ratings
9.155 pro ratings
Hermitage, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
Syrah
Top Notes For
Max Reichwage

Great bottle, slightly hard tannins but beginning to resolve, ripe yet elegant Syrah

Great bottle, slightly hard tannins but beginning to resolve, ripe yet elegant Syrah

Mar 3rd, 2018
Steve Steese

One of the best wines of the year...still tight, but already showing beautifully...leather, game, and spice, with deep floral and stoney mineral notes

One of the best wines of the year...still tight, but already showing beautifully...leather, game, and spice, with deep floral and stoney mineral notes

2 people found it helpfulDec 19th, 2013
David Singer

Sommelier/Wine Educator LibationEducation

9.1

Great producers make great wine even in meh vintages. Classic northern Rhone sryah. Bacon, tar, almost dried red fruit, thyme. Light for the AOC, but expected for the vintage.

Great producers make great wine even in meh vintages. Classic northern Rhone sryah. Bacon, tar, almost dried red fruit, thyme. Light for the AOC, but expected for the vintage.

1 person found it helpfulDec 30th, 2015
Nicolas Bazinet

Pas très syrah ...

Pas très syrah ...

1 person found it helpfulApr 20th, 2015
jarred gild

Head Wine Buyer Western Market

8.9

hits all the right notes, and priced well.

hits all the right notes, and priced well.

1 person found it helpfulOct 22nd, 2013
Louie Christensen

Sneaky ripe for an Hermitage. A lot of fruit right out of the gate, but as it warms/breathes...The classic tar, meat and leather starts to emerge. What a wine

Sneaky ripe for an Hermitage. A lot of fruit right out of the gate, but as it warms/breathes...The classic tar, meat and leather starts to emerge. What a wine

Jun 14th, 2017
Rubychick

Outstanding Chave world. Farconnet is the right word. 2009

Outstanding Chave world. Farconnet is the right word. 2009

Dec 5th, 2016
mattswineworld

Probably drinking this far too early. Not the most subtle of wines but it does have a wonderfully long finish. Drunk with chicken, a surprisingly good pairing.

Probably drinking this far too early. Not the most subtle of wines but it does have a wonderfully long finish. Drunk with chicken, a surprisingly good pairing.

Sep 27th, 2015
Donald Patz

Owner/Winemaker Patz & Hall

9.3

Impressive. Powerhouse

Impressive. Powerhouse

Aug 13th, 2015
Dan Fredman

Chef Sommelier World of Pinot Noir

9.4

Excellent juice, really comes into its own alongside food (coq au bin in this case). Send slightly forward Niew, but shows an edgy side that bodes well for midterm evolution.

Excellent juice, really comes into its own alongside food (coq au bin in this case). Send slightly forward Niew, but shows an edgy side that bodes well for midterm evolution.

Feb 9th, 2015