Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

Hermitage Syrah

9.357 ratings
9.235 pro ratings
Hermitage, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
Syrah
Top Notes For
Mike Saviage

Reddish tawny and modestly translucent. Earthy herbal nose. Notes of cool slate stone, cranberries, black earth. Rich fruit. Silky and seductive. Coats the mouth with fruit and still present acidity/structure. Very good.

Reddish tawny and modestly translucent. Earthy herbal nose. Notes of cool slate stone, cranberries, black earth. Rich fruit. Silky and seductive. Coats the mouth with fruit and still present acidity/structure. Very good.

Feb 6th, 2020
Matt Duncan

Mag! Green and herbaceous. Perfectly enticing.

Mag! Green and herbaceous. Perfectly enticing.

Nov 23rd, 2018
James Forsyth

Rich, cream, game, violets. Softened tannins. Bacon fat on the finish. One hell of a wine.

Rich, cream, game, violets. Softened tannins. Bacon fat on the finish. One hell of a wine.

Nov 18th, 2018
LM Segal

Not nearly as good as the spectacular bottle from 3 months ago (and this came from the same OWC). Perhaps it didn’t get a needed decant? Just a bit one-dimensional vs non-blind expectations.

Not nearly as good as the spectacular bottle from 3 months ago (and this came from the same OWC). Perhaps it didn’t get a needed decant? Just a bit one-dimensional vs non-blind expectations.

Aug 9th, 2018
Austin Ferrari

Wine Director Hillside Supper Club

9.5

Like roasted pork

Like roasted pork

Aug 13th, 2017
Marc Stubblefield

Wine Sales at Vino Carta and Kogod Wine Merchant

8.0

Case study in Brett sensitivity. Way too band-aid-y for me and about half the room, lovely aged Syrah for the other half. Wish I was in the other half. 🙁

Case study in Brett sensitivity. Way too band-aid-y for me and about half the room, lovely aged Syrah for the other half. Wish I was in the other half. 🙁

Aug 12th, 2017
Mike Saviage

Tawny reddish color. Translucent but nice weight. Bright nose with notes of cranberries, menthol, herbs and crushed granite Velvet glove in the mouth. Rounded finish. In a great window. Has some years in front of it but why wait.

Tawny reddish color. Translucent but nice weight. Bright nose with notes of cranberries, menthol, herbs and crushed granite Velvet glove in the mouth. Rounded finish. In a great window. Has some years in front of it but why wait.

Jul 28th, 2017
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

8.5

Lovely,, rich earth tones but not yet complex. The spice is hanging just below the surface

Lovely,, rich earth tones but not yet complex. The spice is hanging just below the surface

4 people found it helpfulOct 21st, 2014
LM Segal

Yes, it’s wrong to start an evening of Syrah with the WOTN. Creamy, smoky but ethereally light, with layers of dried cedar and smoked tea leaves, loamy earth. I managed to keep some of this in my glass through the night. Finish goes on forever. No reason to hold but these seem to sustain at this level forever, too!

Yes, it’s wrong to start an evening of Syrah with the WOTN. Creamy, smoky but ethereally light, with layers of dried cedar and smoked tea leaves, loamy earth. I managed to keep some of this in my glass through the night. Finish goes on forever. No reason to hold but these seem to sustain at this level forever, too!

1 person found it helpfulMay 15th, 2018
Jeremy Noye

CEO Morrell & Company

9.4

The most underrated vintage from chave. Absolutely delicious in my book.

The most underrated vintage from chave. Absolutely delicious in my book.

May 24th, 2017