Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

Hermitage Syrah

9.41485 ratings
9.4728 pro ratings
Hermitage, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
Syrah
Top Notes For
Bill Bender

Classy to the core. Chave never lets me down. Ripe red fleshy goodness and elegant lines. Maybe not as much punch as the 2000 or 2003 but it was damn good today.

Classy to the core. Chave never lets me down. Ripe red fleshy goodness and elegant lines. Maybe not as much punch as the 2000 or 2003 but it was damn good today.

May 17th, 2019
Conrad Green

Sour blue fruit, dried sage, blood, a real freshness. Lovely savory juice with real intensity. Excellent. Decades ahead.

Sour blue fruit, dried sage, blood, a real freshness. Lovely savory juice with real intensity. Excellent. Decades ahead.

Apr 28th, 2019
Mike Saviage

Tasted blind. Dark ruby and slightly translucent. Notes of rich and silky black fruit that suggest its Syrah. Not as rich as a Great La La so I guess 95 Chapoutier Cote-Rotie. This got better with more air over our lunch. Great balance. Lots of life in front of it.

Tasted blind. Dark ruby and slightly translucent. Notes of rich and silky black fruit that suggest its Syrah. Not as rich as a Great La La so I guess 95 Chapoutier Cote-Rotie. This got better with more air over our lunch. Great balance. Lots of life in front of it.

Apr 27th, 2019
George Chen

A little bottle shock as you just brought back from HK...Leverage! I’ve never used this descriptor before but it just ratchets up every level of intensity and complexity as she opens! Wow!

A little bottle shock as you just brought back from HK...Leverage! I’ve never used this descriptor before but it just ratchets up every level of intensity and complexity as she opens! Wow!

Apr 1st, 2019
Mike Saviage

Reddish tawny to the rim. Barely translucent. Exotic and exciting nose. Notes of black cherry, ripe cranberries, iron, dried brush, pepper, dark soil and menthol. Velvet glove in the mouth. Rich. Ethereal. Long finish. Still young. Really good and can improve.

Reddish tawny to the rim. Barely translucent. Exotic and exciting nose. Notes of black cherry, ripe cranberries, iron, dried brush, pepper, dark soil and menthol. Velvet glove in the mouth. Rich. Ethereal. Long finish. Still young. Really good and can improve.

Jan 6th, 2019
Conrad Green

This is truly lovely. Deep sexy blue fruit, loads of herbs and saline gnarly fruit. Really complex, sweet notes and long. Very, very good.

This is truly lovely. Deep sexy blue fruit, loads of herbs and saline gnarly fruit. Really complex, sweet notes and long. Very, very good.

Jan 5th, 2019
Bill Bender

Hands down my favorite Syrah producer but this was an infant’s baby’s grandchild. Just not much going on right now.

Hands down my favorite Syrah producer but this was an infant’s baby’s grandchild. Just not much going on right now.

Dec 16th, 2018
Jasmine Hirsch

Sales & Marketing Hirsch Vineyards, founder In Pursuit of Balance

9.8

The best bottle of this wine I’ve ever had. So fresh, minty and intoxicatingly pure. And it survived a flood. Go figure.

The best bottle of this wine I’ve ever had. So fresh, minty and intoxicatingly pure. And it survived a flood. Go figure.

Dec 7th, 2018
Conrad Green

Still dense and compact. Lovely gnarly fruit. Still tightly packed. I suspect in a few years this will show better, but great quality now.

Still dense and compact. Lovely gnarly fruit. Still tightly packed. I suspect in a few years this will show better, but great quality now.

Dec 3rd, 2018
Andrew Steffensmeier

Just fantastic. Blackberries, meats, leather. Wonderful finish.

Just fantastic. Blackberries, meats, leather. Wonderful finish.

Dec 2nd, 2018