Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

Hermitage Syrah

9.595 ratings
9.548 pro ratings
Hermitage, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
Syrah
Top Notes For
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
Andrew Steffensmeier

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

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

Dec 2nd, 2018
Conrad Green

Deep blue and red fruit on the nose. Sour cherry and intense blueberry. Still quite primary, dome leather and a savory bloodiness. Beautifully balanced and young. Decades ahead.

Deep blue and red fruit on the nose. Sour cherry and intense blueberry. Still quite primary, dome leather and a savory bloodiness. Beautifully balanced and young. Decades ahead.

Nov 22nd, 2018
Fabien Lainé

Blogger VinDeling.com

9.3

An expressive wine, dense mature, with character, aged but still firms tannins with great spicy - I really love the wines from this estate

An expressive wine, dense mature, with character, aged but still firms tannins with great spicy - I really love the wines from this estate

1 person found it helpfulAug 29th, 2014
Luke Kenning

Sommelier/Wine Director Farallon Restaurant

9.4

Great drinking silky tannins!

Great drinking silky tannins!

Mar 16th, 2017
Kirk Wallace

Decanted and left for 60 min. Still pretty dense and tight, but great Purity and structure. Try again in 7-10?

Decanted and left for 60 min. Still pretty dense and tight, but great Purity and structure. Try again in 7-10?

Oct 30th, 2016
Nico J. Snyman

Beautifully expressive, still youthful, but all the hallmarks of majestic Syrah, showing some oak evidence, but it is quite well integrated, I'd love to see this in 10yrs, huge potential.

Beautifully expressive, still youthful, but all the hallmarks of majestic Syrah, showing some oak evidence, but it is quite well integrated, I'd love to see this in 10yrs, huge potential.

Sep 29th, 2016
Joe Briand

Took a little to come around but super tasty once it did. Round, full bodied and taking no shit from the non Rhone drinkers... Lots of youth yet but in a good place

Took a little to come around but super tasty once it did. Round, full bodied and taking no shit from the non Rhone drinkers... Lots of youth yet but in a good place

Oct 15th, 2015
Edward Zimmerman

Lovely as always. In prime drinking right now

Lovely as always. In prime drinking right now

Aug 7th, 2015
! !Yarivyo Wine Score!

Wine writer http://www.israelwines.co.il

9.1

1999, A great Syrah delicious and showing beautifully at its sweet 16. Tasted double blind, and with a touch of luck I managed to guess the AOC, and was a bit off the vintage. Some said it was out of character I don't necessarily agree, as I could place it right. The wine has a deep granger color, nose full of black cherries, wet leather, wet soil, plums and earth, full body, round, rich smooth complex and delicious with lovely acidity, was in perfect condition and had a long finish. My score 91, drink to 2020.

1999, A great Syrah delicious and showing beautifully at its sweet 16. Tasted double blind, and with a touch of luck I managed to guess the AOC, and was a bit off the vintage. Some said it was out of character I don't necessarily agree, as I could place it right. The wine has a deep granger color, nose full of black cherries, wet leather, wet soil, plums and earth, full body, round, rich smooth complex and delicious with lovely acidity, was in perfect condition and had a long finish. My score 91, drink to 2020.

Jun 10th, 2015