HDH Wine

2017 Hermitage Blanc, Jean-Louis Chave

Northern Rhône

$275.00 per Bottle


8 Bottles




"In the end, I'm unable to definitely say that the 2017 Hermitage Blanc is better than the stupendous 2016. Of course, I sampled it just three days after it was bottled, so I've appended the + to my rating, as there's a possibility the wine may have been affected by that process. It's gently toasty but dominated at this stage by forward melon and pineapple fruit. Full-bodied and incredibly rich yet balanced, it unfolds in waves of flavor and texture, lingering for what seems like minutes on the finish. Hit it soon to enjoy its youthful opulence, or put it aside for 10-12 years." Joe Czerwinski, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
(WA, 12/19/2019)

Rating: 98+
Drink from: 2020-2040

"Translucent yellow. An intensely perfumed bouquet evokes ripe pear, yellow plum, orange zest, smoky minerals and jasmine, along with a deeper suggestion of honey. Honeysuckle, energetic, sharply delineated citrus, orchard fruit flavors stain the palate and become weightier with aeration. The mineral note expands as the wine opens up and drives an impressively long, chewy finish that features lingering floral, brioche and saffron notes." Josh Raynolds, Vinous.com
(AG, 05/28/2020)

Rating: 96
Drink from: 2027-2036

"Fleshy, creamy, salty. There's a yeasty, bready note too. Apricot and peach skin. Pithy, textural and balanced – no excess." Richard Hemming MW, JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 01/29/2020)

Rating: 17.5
Drink from: 2019-2037

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