Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

Farconnet Hermitage Syrah

9.124 ratings
9.26 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
Donald Patz

Owner/Winemaker Patz & Hall

9.3

Impressive. Powerhouse

Impressive. Powerhouse

Aug 13th, 2015
Mark Morgan

Dusty tannins. Needs more time.

Dusty tannins. Needs more time.

Nov 27th, 2014
Kevin Cahoon

Nose is a touch closed with graphite, plum cassis and black cherry fruit. Has nice accent of warm earth and soy. Palate is tight and more closed than the nose. Superb balance between fruit, tannins and acidity but not very generous. One to ignore for 3 to 5 more years.

Nose is a touch closed with graphite, plum cassis and black cherry fruit. Has nice accent of warm earth and soy. Palate is tight and more closed than the nose. Superb balance between fruit, tannins and acidity but not very generous. One to ignore for 3 to 5 more years.

Jan 4th, 2018
Jeff Ary

Great for cooking rack of lamb

Great for cooking rack of lamb

Dec 26th, 2016
Michael Perry

Damn, so young and still so good.

Damn, so young and still so good.

Jun 16th, 2016
WC Fields

Reaffirming my love for northern rhone Syrah. All going on.

Reaffirming my love for northern rhone Syrah. All going on.

Mar 6th, 2016
Jean-Philip Journeault

2010

May 23rd, 2015
Devin Bray

Subtler than expected at first, but perhaps this is typical of Hermitage Syrah. Blueberry and barnyard hay on the nose, a bit of rotten cherry acidity up front, a small amount of understated spice, a pleasant raspberry jamminess, and an extremely smooth finish with few tannins. Drinks very easily. Thinner in mouthfeel than the Crozes-Hermitage or the St. Joseph. Opens up significantly over time, with spiciness, fruit, and even body increasing dramatically over the course of the first hour. Eventually reveals amazingly deep flavors of plum, blackberry, and black cherry, with savory herbs and flowers on the finish.

Subtler than expected at first, but perhaps this is typical of Hermitage Syrah. Blueberry and barnyard hay on the nose, a bit of rotten cherry acidity up front, a small amount of understated spice, a pleasant raspberry jamminess, and an extremely smooth finish with few tannins. Drinks very easily. Thinner in mouthfeel than the Crozes-Hermitage or the St. Joseph. Opens up significantly over time, with spiciness, fruit, and even body increasing dramatically over the course of the first hour. Eventually reveals amazingly deep flavors of plum, blackberry, and black cherry, with savory herbs and flowers on the finish.

May 22nd, 2015
Noah Raizman

Baby Chave Hermitage. Great. Meaty, balanced, rich but low EtOH. Not the density of the Real Thing, but great for a younger drinker

Baby Chave Hermitage. Great. Meaty, balanced, rich but low EtOH. Not the density of the Real Thing, but great for a younger drinker

Apr 18th, 2015