Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

Hermitage Blanc Marsanne Roussanne

9.48 ratings
9.44 pro ratings
Hermitage, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
Marsanne, Roussanne
Pork, Fish, Cream Sauces, Chili & Hot Spicy, Chicken, Pate, Shellfish, Veal, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Asian Cuisine
Top Notes For
Mike R
9.4

Insanely good

Insanely good

Apr 4th, 2022
Dr. Owen Bargreen

I am enamored by the J-L Have from 2015. Already quite developed following a two hour decant, this shows gorgeous honeysuckle, lychee and exotic fruit aromas that all come together seamlessly. The texture to this wine borders ethereal as copious tree bergamot, beeswax and citrus fruit flavors connect in the glass, with a silky smooth mouthfeel throughout. The near minute-long finish completes this stunner. Drink 2019-2035- 96

I am enamored by the J-L Have from 2015. Already quite developed following a two hour decant, this shows gorgeous honeysuckle, lychee and exotic fruit aromas that all come together seamlessly. The texture to this wine borders ethereal as copious tree bergamot, beeswax and citrus fruit flavors connect in the glass, with a silky smooth mouthfeel throughout. The near minute-long finish completes this stunner. Drink 2019-2035- 96

Feb 18th, 2019
Kevin Cahoon

Quite primary but really expressive for a young L’Ermitage Blanc from Chave. Juicy pear, nectarine and mandarins orange fruit that pairs well with notes of hazelnuts, candle wax and creamy brown spice. Unctuous, hedonistic and dense on the palate with pear, blood orange, quince and nectarine favors. The unctuous nature is kept in check with mineral notes if warm stones and graphite. There is superb density to the fruit and spice. The finish is long with orchard fruit tones and vibrant mineral notes. Dynamite to drink currently but has such potential for increased complexity and depth. Really needs 10 more years in the cellar before the next evaluation. The best young Chave Blanc I have tasted and I have been fortunate to try them young since the 1997 vintage.

Quite primary but really expressive for a young L’Ermitage Blanc from Chave. Juicy pear, nectarine and mandarins orange fruit that pairs well with notes of hazelnuts, candle wax and creamy brown spice. Unctuous, hedonistic and dense on the palate with pear, blood orange, quince and nectarine favors. The unctuous nature is kept in check with mineral notes if warm stones and graphite. There is superb density to the fruit and spice. The finish is long with orchard fruit tones and vibrant mineral notes. Dynamite to drink currently but has such potential for increased complexity and depth. Really needs 10 more years in the cellar before the next evaluation. The best young Chave Blanc I have tasted and I have been fortunate to try them young since the 1997 vintage.

Jan 28th, 2022
Mary Rossillo

Very mineral-driven wine, with richer notes of almond and dried stone fruit

Very mineral-driven wine, with richer notes of almond and dried stone fruit

Dec 5th, 2018
Paul Angelillo

Paul had this 3 years ago

Paul had this 3 years ago

Sep 24th, 2019
Jeroen Koenen

Jeroen had this 4 years ago

Jeroen had this 4 years ago

Jun 16th, 2018