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Domaine Jean-Louis Chave L'Hermitage

Domaine Jean-Louis Chave
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750 mL
Wine Type
Red Still Wine
RegionRhone
Alcohol Level
Country
France
SubregionHermitage
Drinking Window
GrapesShiraz/Syrah
Wine Description:
Domaine Jean-Louis Chave was founded in 1481 and remains in the hands of the founding family today. The family owns just over 10% of the famoul Hill of Hermitage and are considered the be the leading light of the appellation. This wine is 100% Syrah, blended from the lieu dits of Bessards and Le Meal in varying proportions depending upon vintage conditions. The wine is usually a masterpiece in balance, managing to be both intense in concentration but highly nuanced with well defined flavors at the same time. The wine is best approached after 10 years of cellaring, so this is a wine for the patient, but the rewards are great. Read more
Pros:
  • Complex and elegant aromas of blackberry, plum, and violets
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Cons:
  • Limited production means limited availability.

User Rating:

4.6
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Expert Rating:

4.8

Wine Expert Note:

This Domaine Jean-Louis Chave L'Hermitage displays a deep, almost opaque, garnet-purple color with aromas of crushed blackberries, black olives and graphite. On the palate, it is full-bodied, with firm, fine-grained tannins and a very long finish with notes of game, olive, and dried violets. This is a wine to savor, for its elegant and powerful structure. Drink with a sirloin served with sauteed mushrooms. Read more
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Wine sweetness is a measure of the amount of sugar present in a wine. Sweetness in wine can range from bone dry (no sugar present) to lusciously sweet (high sugar content). Sweetness is usually determined by the variety and ripeness of the grapes used, as well as the winemaking process.
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The alcohol level in wine is a measure of the amount of alcohol present in the beverage. The degree of heat or ‘burn’ at the back of the throat is roughly proportional to the amount of alcohol consumed. It ranges from Very Low to Very High.
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Wine intensity is a measure of the concentration of flavor and aroma compounds in a wine.The stronger and more noticeable the flavors and aromas are, the higher the intensity of the wine. Intensity in wine can range from neutral (not particularly intense) to pronounced (high intensity).
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Wine body refers to the weight and texture of wine on the palate. In other words, it is the degree of body a wine has, ranging from light-bodied to full-bodied. Wines with higher body appear to have a thicker texture and can sometimes coat the palate.
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Wine acidity refers to the tartness of a wine, which gives a tingling sensation on the side of the tongue. A metallic-like sharp taste is also associated with high acidity. Sometimes a high level of sweetness, such as in luscious dessert wines, can disguise a high level of acidity. Acidity can range from soft to searing.
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Wine tannin gives wine its textural mouthfeel and astringency. Tannin is a natural compound found in grape skins, seeds, and stems. It contributes to the structure and helps to balance out the sweetness of the fruit. Tannins are usually discussed when it comes to red wines, even though some white and rosé wines with certain wine making techniques can also contain tannins.
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