Yann Chave

Hermitage Syrah

9.14 ratings
9.13 pro ratings
Hermitage, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
Severn Goodwin

Hitting the decanter now... It's been 6.5 years (Aug 2011) since our last check in on this bottle, it was very good then, but still needed time. We hope tonight is the night; last bottle, thank you Crush NYC for providing us this opportunity.

Light green pepper notes on the nose, we are likely to come back to this 24hr+ for more enjoyment. Palate has green pepper, under ripe strawberry and golden raisen, tannins are in a perfect place. Damn you finicky Syrah.

24 hour update: As expected, this is a completely different bottle tonight, and truthfully the most apt description is as such, blueberry jam spread on old leather with a dose of black currant juice sprinkled over the whole affair, so good, glad we waited. (BTW if you never had black currant juice, seek it out, tasty stuff.)

Hitting the decanter now... It's been 6.5 years (Aug 2011) since our last check in on this bottle, it was very good then, but still needed time. We hope tonight is the night; last bottle, thank you Crush NYC for providing us this opportunity.

Light green pepper notes on the nose, we are likely to come back to this 24hr+ for more enjoyment. Palate has green pepper, under ripe strawberry and golden raisen, tannins are in a perfect place. Damn you finicky Syrah.

24 hour update: As expected, this is a completely different bottle tonight, and truthfully the most apt description is as such, blueberry jam spread on old leather with a dose of black currant juice sprinkled over the whole affair, so good, glad we waited. (BTW if you never had black currant juice, seek it out, tasty stuff.)

Mar 25th, 2018
Scott Barber

Wine Educator Meadowood Napa Valley

9.1

Solid wine, somehow I missed it blind :-(

Solid wine, somehow I missed it blind :-(

May 12th, 2014
Col McBryde

Winemaker Some Young Punks Wines

9.2

Col had this 6 years ago

Col had this 6 years ago

Jun 3rd, 2014
Ronnie Sanders

Owner/Importer Vine Street Imports

8.9

Ronnie had this 7 years ago

Ronnie had this 7 years ago

Jun 2nd, 2014