Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

Hermitage Blanc Marsanne Roussanne

9.4413 ratings
9.3179 pro ratings
Hermitage, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
Marsanne, Roussanne
Top Notes For
Lee Pitofsky

Super dense, thick and waxy in texture. Peach, quince, roasted hazelnuts, honeysuckle, hints of earth, long finish.

Super dense, thick and waxy in texture. Peach, quince, roasted hazelnuts, honeysuckle, hints of earth, long finish.

Oct 9th, 2018
Mike Saviage

Nice gold hue. Heavy, looks rich in the glass. High pitched nose that offers both ripe fruit like pear and some blood orange, along with some light caramel and warm lemon. Powers up in the mouth after some air. Still, this comes across as a bit flat and leaves you wanting more.

Nice gold hue. Heavy, looks rich in the glass. High pitched nose that offers both ripe fruit like pear and some blood orange, along with some light caramel and warm lemon. Powers up in the mouth after some air. Still, this comes across as a bit flat and leaves you wanting more.

Oct 2nd, 2018
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

9.5

Lovely depth and acidity

Lovely depth and acidity

Sep 5th, 2018
Conrad Green

Fresh and distinct. White flower and bright corn. Good acidity.

Fresh and distinct. White flower and bright corn. Good acidity.

Jul 2nd, 2018
Greg Gregory

BYOB. Drinking well but SO important not to drink too cold. Really peaked after about an hour. Lychee, honey, apricot, stones etc. Lucious!!

BYOB. Drinking well but SO important not to drink too cold. Really peaked after about an hour. Lychee, honey, apricot, stones etc. Lucious!!

Sep 4th, 2017
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

9.5

Still a baby! Amazing wine.

Still a baby! Amazing wine.

Jul 27th, 2017
Morgan Harris

Head Sommelier Aureole New York

10

What a wine to end 2014 with. There's no way to do justice to how masterful this wine is, but I'm going to try some words anyway: sesame, marzipan, iodine, campfire, shaving cream, membrillo, apple sauce, vanilla extract, lichen, powdered stone, clover honey, candied honeysuckle, salted caramel, duck fat, and on and on and on and on....Su-fucking-purlative. A skyscraper and a massive root system of a wine at the same time. I'm in awe. As close to perfect as you can get.

What a wine to end 2014 with. There's no way to do justice to how masterful this wine is, but I'm going to try some words anyway: sesame, marzipan, iodine, campfire, shaving cream, membrillo, apple sauce, vanilla extract, lichen, powdered stone, clover honey, candied honeysuckle, salted caramel, duck fat, and on and on and on and on....Su-fucking-purlative. A skyscraper and a massive root system of a wine at the same time. I'm in awe. As close to perfect as you can get.

4 people found it helpfulJan 1st, 2015
Ehren Jordan

Owner/Winemaker Failla Wines

9.4

#Took about an hour after decanting to really strut its stuff. Still young.

#Took about an hour after decanting to really strut its stuff. Still young.

1 person found it helpfulMar 13th, 2015
Rebekah Wineburg

Winemaker Buccella Wines

8.6

It's white hermitage

It's white hermitage

1 person found it helpfulJun 4th, 2014
Michele Smith

Sommelier/Wine Director Brooklyn Fare

9.5

2009 Blanc. Ripe, exotic & fleshed out. Would be easy to drink the bottle before you realize you're on your ass, oops.

2009 Blanc. Ripe, exotic & fleshed out. Would be easy to drink the bottle before you realize you're on your ass, oops.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 10th, 2013