Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

Silene Crozes-Hermitage Syrah

8.933 ratings
8.85 pro ratings
Crozes-Hermitage, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
Rubychick

All the ways I want to drink Syrah. Savoury, spicy, white pepper. Beautiful Silene 2013 from maestro Jean Louis Chave

All the ways I want to drink Syrah. Savoury, spicy, white pepper. Beautiful Silene 2013 from maestro Jean Louis Chave

Jan 17th, 2017
Tori Main

I almost wish I waited another year to open this, it's amazingly pleasant. It's really mellow and delicate but has some tannins going on. It's got some strawberry and kind of reminds me of pluots at the front, sweet and juicy. After that it turns into a more mature, earthy flavor. Tobacco and sugar ash at the end. I don't think "sugar ash" is a thing, but taste it. It's sweet and ashy. It's swashy. If I had could have this reliably in all the wines I pick, I'd be pumped. Don't go crazy serving heavy stuff with this, you'll drown out the sweet. This would be a good cheese pairing wine. Dried fruits and nuts. Vegetable dishes, red sauces, pasta, some Mediterranean dishes, I would shy away from beef, pork would be good. I'm so hungry.

I almost wish I waited another year to open this, it's amazingly pleasant. It's really mellow and delicate but has some tannins going on. It's got some strawberry and kind of reminds me of pluots at the front, sweet and juicy. After that it turns into a more mature, earthy flavor. Tobacco and sugar ash at the end. I don't think "sugar ash" is a thing, but taste it. It's sweet and ashy. It's swashy. If I had could have this reliably in all the wines I pick, I'd be pumped. Don't go crazy serving heavy stuff with this, you'll drown out the sweet. This would be a good cheese pairing wine. Dried fruits and nuts. Vegetable dishes, red sauces, pasta, some Mediterranean dishes, I would shy away from beef, pork would be good. I'm so hungry.

Mar 4th, 2017
Ryan Vento

Meaty stew, bacon fat, pepper. Delicious and savory. Definitely adding this to the locker.

Meaty stew, bacon fat, pepper. Delicious and savory. Definitely adding this to the locker.

Jan 14th, 2017
April Wang

Medium ruby. Blueberry, raspberry, black pepper, red plums, hint of smoke, game, burnt wood. Medium plus acidity, medium sugar, medium alcohol

Medium ruby. Blueberry, raspberry, black pepper, red plums, hint of smoke, game, burnt wood. Medium plus acidity, medium sugar, medium alcohol

Sep 21st, 2016
April Wang

Medium plus ruby. Tree bark, tart cherry, smoky, library books, white pepper, red plum, game, wild flowers. High acidity, medium sugar, medium plus alcohol

Medium plus ruby. Tree bark, tart cherry, smoky, library books, white pepper, red plum, game, wild flowers. High acidity, medium sugar, medium plus alcohol

Aug 17th, 2016
Jonathan Wall

First night glass; good everyday rhone at the price point. Second night glass ; better... More interesting. Third night glass; open. Giving. Savoury. Olives. Tapenade. Rhone happiness. Gone. It's Chave nonetheless.

First night glass; good everyday rhone at the price point. Second night glass ; better... More interesting. Third night glass; open. Giving. Savoury. Olives. Tapenade. Rhone happiness. Gone. It's Chave nonetheless.

May 14th, 2016
Darlene Dafoe

27.95 in Ontario. Very much enjoyed it. Nice and smooth

27.95 in Ontario. Very much enjoyed it. Nice and smooth

Apr 20th, 2016
Keith Crump

Some oak still to the fore good black fruit and Rabin

Some oak still to the fore good black fruit and Rabin

Mar 24th, 2016
Michael Cowan

A good every day wine with a touch of pepper and a nuance of teroir

A good every day wine with a touch of pepper and a nuance of teroir

Nov 11th, 2015
Angel Martinez

Brand ambassador GHMumm Spain, Wine reviewer www.theluxury.es"

8.7

Angel had this 5 years ago

Angel had this 5 years ago

Feb 29th, 2016