HDH Wine

2013 Hermitage Blanc, J. L. Chave

Northern Rhône

PRICE:
$249.00 per Bottle

SIZE:
750ml

AVAILABLE:
30 Bottles

 

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TASTING NOTES

"Chave's 2013 Hermitage Blanc had just been bottled prior to my visit. Always 80% to 85% Marsanne and the rest Roussanne, from the lieux-dits of Rocoules, Peleat, L'Hermite and Maison Blanche, it's raised primarily in barrels with a small percentage new. Loaded with notions of buttered citrus, white currants, liquid rock, white flowers and hints of honeysuckle, this beauty hits the palate with full-bodied richness, beautiful freshness and purity, and a focused, clean, elegant profile that keeps you coming back to the glass. It lacks the sheer wealth of material found in blockbuster years like 2009 and 2003, yet is perfectly balanced, has loads of richness and a great finish. Give it a year or two and enjoy bottles over the following two decades." Jeb Dunnuck, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate #222
(WA, 12/30/2015)

Rating: 97
Drink from: 2017-2037


"Pale gold. Powerful, sharp aromas of mineral-accented pear, nectarine, orange pith and candied ginger, backed by hints of pungent flowers and iodine. In a bright, vibrant but concentrated style; a solid core of minerality adds cut and lift to the intense, impressively concentrated orchard and pit fruit flavors. Tightens up slowly with air and finishes dry, minerally and extremely long, leaving behind sexy floral and candied citrus fruit notes." Josh Raynolds, Vinous.com
(AG, 03/01/2016)

Rating: 96
Drink from: 2024-2034


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