Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

L'Hermitage Syrah

9.38 ratings
9.22 pro ratings
Hermitage, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
Nathaniel DiMaggio

Delicious with a touch of brett. His wines are hit and miss for me but very enjoyable.

Delicious with a touch of brett. His wines are hit and miss for me but very enjoyable.

Mar 20th, 2017
Adam Nelson

Super fruit style hermitage but showing well

Super fruit style hermitage but showing well

Sep 4th, 2016
Ron Siegel

Loved it! Killer nose With so much going on but opened end of the night where it got lost. A very underrated vintage for Chave.

Loved it! Killer nose With so much going on but opened end of the night where it got lost. A very underrated vintage for Chave.

Sep 18th, 2021
Kevin Cahoon

Last of 3 bottles for the year I got married. Cork crumbled. Color a little thinner than last 2 bottles. Nose of roasted meats, earth, sous bois, olive and dried plums and cherries. Palate lacks a touch of depth and focus. Really meaty and earthy. Acidity pokes out on the finish. Great to drink but not as thrilling as the other bottles.

Last of 3 bottles for the year I got married. Cork crumbled. Color a little thinner than last 2 bottles. Nose of roasted meats, earth, sous bois, olive and dried plums and cherries. Palate lacks a touch of depth and focus. Really meaty and earthy. Acidity pokes out on the finish. Great to drink but not as thrilling as the other bottles.

Sep 3rd, 2017
Pinotman /// Andreas

Best if the bunch at a recent northern Rhone themed party.

Best if the bunch at a recent northern Rhone themed party.

Jul 24th, 2017
Kevin Cahoon

The 1997 is in a glorious spot right know. All the components are in harmony. The nose is so intoxicating almost haunting. Notes of road tar, black olive, spy, fennel seed are wrapped with dried black cherry, plum, cassis and blood orange. The tannins are silky with lots of spice and earth tones with the dried and fresh red fruit flavors. Mineral and fruit driven finish. I very minor nit is the mid-palate lacks just a bit of texture. 1997 was a tough year but the Chave philosophy of blending across the lieu fits and a rigorous selection have yielded a gem. From a hedonistic perspective this is a 10.

The 1997 is in a glorious spot right know. All the components are in harmony. The nose is so intoxicating almost haunting. Notes of road tar, black olive, spy, fennel seed are wrapped with dried black cherry, plum, cassis and blood orange. The tannins are silky with lots of spice and earth tones with the dried and fresh red fruit flavors. Mineral and fruit driven finish. I very minor nit is the mid-palate lacks just a bit of texture. 1997 was a tough year but the Chave philosophy of blending across the lieu fits and a rigorous selection have yielded a gem. From a hedonistic perspective this is a 10.

Jul 2nd, 2017
Tracy Hall

Tracy had this 4 years ago

Tracy had this 4 years ago

Feb 5th, 2018
Gregg Cotler

Gregg had this 3 years ago

Gregg had this 3 years ago

Jun 3rd, 2018
Ronald Wanglin

Ronald had this 5 years ago

Ronald had this 5 years ago

Dec 7th, 2016