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Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage Blanc

Domaine Jean-Louis Chave
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750 mL
Wine Type
White Wine
RegionRhone
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Country
France
SubregionHermitage
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GrapesMarsanneRoussanne
Wine Description:
The Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage Blanc is an iconic white wine from the esteemed Hermitage appellation in France's Northern Rhône Valley. Made predominantly from Marsanne, with a small percentage of Roussanne, the wine is a benchmark for the region. Jean-Louis Chave, a scion of one of the Rhône's most venerable wine families, carefully manages the vineyards and adheres to traditional winemaking methods. The unique terroir of Hermitage, a blend of granite and limestone soils, lends the wine a complex mineral backbone. Aged in oak barrels, it gains additional layers of complexity, encompassing a bouquet of white flowers, stone fruits, and a touch of honey. This wine is a compelling example of what Rhône Valley whites can achieve.
Pros:
  • Domaine Jean-Louis Chave is renowned for producing top-notch wines, and their Hermitage Blanc is no exception
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Cons:
  • Due to its high demand and limited production, the Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage Blanc can be challenging to find
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User Rating:

4.6
Regularly Reviewed

Expert Rating:

4.8

Wine Expert Note:

The Hermitage Blanc from Domaine Jean-Louis Chave is a masterclass in the power and grace of Rhône white wines. On the nose, it greets you with an opulent aroma of white peaches, honeysuckle, and a wisp of nutmeg. The palate is luxuriously textured, with flavors of ripe pear, apricot, and a subtle note of beeswax. What sets this wine apart is its balance: the richness is perfectly offset by an underpinning of fresh acidity and mineral depth. The finish is long and nuanced, with lingering notes of almond and a touch of white pepper. This is a white wine for red wine drinkers, substantial yet finessed, and it would shine exceptionally well with a range of rich cuisines.
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