Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

Hermitage Blanc Marsanne Roussanne

9.410 ratings
9.34 pro ratings
Hermitage, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
Marsanne, Roussanne
Top Notes For
Lee Pitofsky

Oh it was lights out. Perfect condition. 98 Blanc is a special bottle. Showed exactly how you want a mature white Rhône to be. Layered complexity and terrific depth and richness showing marzipan, dried flowers, acacia honey and fall spices. Longggg finish.

Oh it was lights out. Perfect condition. 98 Blanc is a special bottle. Showed exactly how you want a mature white Rhône to be. Layered complexity and terrific depth and richness showing marzipan, dried flowers, acacia honey and fall spices. Longggg finish.

Sep 15th, 2020
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
Sylvain Rhainds

Un Hermitage blanc Magique!!! A son peak actuellement. Rondeur, carisme et structure sans faille. Grand vin!!!

Un Hermitage blanc Magique!!! A son peak actuellement. Rondeur, carisme et structure sans faille. Grand vin!!!

Sep 21st, 2020
Stephen Mandy

Superb northern Rhône at 20 years of age. Perfect balance with complex flavors of raspberries truffles and mushrooms. Amazing.

Superb northern Rhône at 20 years of age. Perfect balance with complex flavors of raspberries truffles and mushrooms. Amazing.

Jul 28th, 2018
Ara Aslanian

Also showing POx

Also showing POx

Mar 24th, 2018
Benjamin Keator

Bucket list white. Many years left

Bucket list white. Many years left

Feb 3rd, 2016
Kit H

1998 Chave Hermitage Blanc - Boom! Thank you @Anthony Lynch ..Marzipan, meyer lemon, eucalyptus, honeydew. This just kept unfolding. An unforgettable wine & a totally unjust description.

1998 Chave Hermitage Blanc - Boom! Thank you @Anthony Lynch ..Marzipan, meyer lemon, eucalyptus, honeydew. This just kept unfolding. An unforgettable wine & a totally unjust description.

Jan 4th, 2015
Reilly Brock

Reilly had this 6 years ago

Reilly had this 6 years ago

Apr 22nd, 2014
Clement Cariot

Sommelier Bleu Provence

9.2

Clement had this 6 years ago

Clement had this 6 years ago

Apr 20th, 2014
Jamm Aquino

Jamm had this 6 years ago

Jamm had this 6 years ago

Feb 19th, 2015