Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

Hermitage Syrah

9.511 ratings
9.56 pro ratings
Hermitage, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
Syrah
Top Notes For
Matt Lasater

Chave cherry popped tonight. Dense and wound up. So young. Behind the tight coil there was a tease of what it will become. Complex and layered. Smoked meat, crushed rock, iron, violet, black tea, leather, animal hide, cracked pepper, and this super savory/umami character I can't get out of my head. Structured and firm but still displaying a considerable finesse to the tannins. Textural juxtapositions abound. This wine has so much soul.

Chave cherry popped tonight. Dense and wound up. So young. Behind the tight coil there was a tease of what it will become. Complex and layered. Smoked meat, crushed rock, iron, violet, black tea, leather, animal hide, cracked pepper, and this super savory/umami character I can't get out of my head. Structured and firm but still displaying a considerable finesse to the tannins. Textural juxtapositions abound. This wine has so much soul.

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James Forsyth

Beautifully intense. So dark and broody. #RebouleduRhone

Beautifully intense. So dark and broody. #RebouleduRhone

Nov 18th, 2017
Maxwell Andrle

Way too young. Still fantastic - superb balance. Dense but not heavy. Smoke, cracked pepper, slight meatiness. Lots of potential.

Way too young. Still fantastic - superb balance. Dense but not heavy. Smoke, cracked pepper, slight meatiness. Lots of potential.

Oct 12th, 2017
Tyler Thomas

Absolutely superb. Mouthfeel the definition of suppleness in Syrah. Young.

Absolutely superb. Mouthfeel the definition of suppleness in Syrah. Young.

Oct 2nd, 2015
Izek Jasper

Izek had this a year ago

Izek had this a year ago

Jun 9th, 2018
Web Bond

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May 6th, 2018
Dan Murphy

Territory Manager for Anvil Wine Company

9.5

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Apr 28th, 2018
Austin Ferrari

Wine Director Hillside Supper Club

9.6

Austin had this 2 years ago

Austin had this 2 years ago

Jun 8th, 2017
Clement Cariot

Sommelier Bleu Provence

9.8

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Clement had this 4 years ago

May 24th, 2015
Amir Hammad

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Dec 10th, 2017