Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

Hermitage Syrah

9.670 ratings
9.639 pro ratings
Hermitage, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
Conrad Green

This is very composed and pretty. Sweet fruit with lovely acidity. Some leather, iron notes, lucid tangy brambly stuff and clear cherry fruit. Garrigue and dried herbs. Lovely and great definition. Superb

This is very composed and pretty. Sweet fruit with lovely acidity. Some leather, iron notes, lucid tangy brambly stuff and clear cherry fruit. Garrigue and dried herbs. Lovely and great definition. Superb

Mar 11th, 2020
Greg Gregory

I was disappointed. Just an off bottle I guess.

I was disappointed. Just an off bottle I guess.

Sep 1st, 2019
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
Web Bond

Langdon Shiverick back label

Langdon Shiverick back label

Jul 5th, 2018
Seth Morgen Long

Broker • Arterberry Maresh / Winemaker • Morgen Long

9.8

Bright and elegant, leathered red pit fruit, dried florals, low tide brine, tar and dusty earth. Coiled still but open and beautifully textural, lovely and long on the pallet. 1990 is consistently one of the most beautiful bottles of Chave I’ve had.

Bright and elegant, leathered red pit fruit, dried florals, low tide brine, tar and dusty earth. Coiled still but open and beautifully textural, lovely and long on the pallet. 1990 is consistently one of the most beautiful bottles of Chave I’ve had.

Dec 7th, 2017
Daniel McCullough

Sommelier/Wine Director Oenotri

9.8

Incredible. An onslaught of flavors; from dried cherry and craisins to potpourri, salumi and gun smoke. While soft and elegant, such a masculine wine. Wanted it to last forever.

Incredible. An onslaught of flavors; from dried cherry and craisins to potpourri, salumi and gun smoke. While soft and elegant, such a masculine wine. Wanted it to last forever.

7 people found it helpfulSep 1st, 2014
Nico J. Snyman

Wow, the older the Chaves get the more giving they are, this was outstanding, showing the intensity of the vintage, likewise the structure, but the high toned mixed berry fruit was something else, outstanding wine I'd like to see in another 10-15 years.

Wow, the older the Chaves get the more giving they are, this was outstanding, showing the intensity of the vintage, likewise the structure, but the high toned mixed berry fruit was something else, outstanding wine I'd like to see in another 10-15 years.

Dec 17th, 2016
Mike Saviage

From a perfect looking bottle. Dark ruby and barely translucent. Huge aromatics from the get go, with notes of red cherry and blackberry fruit, menthol, slate stone, gravel and brush. Round and very rich in the mouth. Will improve in the next 10 years and easily last another 20.

From a perfect looking bottle. Dark ruby and barely translucent. Huge aromatics from the get go, with notes of red cherry and blackberry fruit, menthol, slate stone, gravel and brush. Round and very rich in the mouth. Will improve in the next 10 years and easily last another 20.

Jul 30th, 2016
Andrew Tow

Founder The Withers Winery

10

Words don't do it justice. This is my single favorite wine. Unreal in every way

Words don't do it justice. This is my single favorite wine. Unreal in every way

Jul 14th, 2016
Brahm Callahan

Master Sommelier, Wine Director Grill 23 & Bar

9.0

Honestly great bottle but atypical for chave, too much fruit and not enough funk, doesn't come close to the 91

Honestly great bottle but atypical for chave, too much fruit and not enough funk, doesn't come close to the 91

Nov 17th, 2015