2000 Chave, J L Hermitage

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  • Syrah
  • 750ML
  • WA 96
  • WA 96
  • WS 95
  • NM 95
  • ST 94

Reviews for 2000 Chave, J L Hermitage

WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2014
More forward, open and textured, the 2000 Hermitage is an almost promiscuous effort that’s just hard to resist. According to Jean-Louis, this wine has never shut down and has always delivered plenty of pleasure. It has... More forward, open and textured, the 2000 Hermitage is an almost promiscuous effort that’s just hard to resist. According to Jean-Louis, this wine has never shut down and has always delivered plenty of pleasure. It has classic cassis and blackberry fruit, bacon fat, violets and herbs to go with a full-bodied, layered and seamless, if not voluptuous, style on the palate. I’d line bottles up for drinking over the coming couple of years, but it should hold nicely for upward of a decade. - Jeb Dunnuck
WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2003
Along with the single vineyard offerings from Michel Chapoutier, Chave’s 2000 Hermitage is a candidate for this appellation’s “wine of the vintage.” A dense ruby/purple color is accompanied by sumptuous aromas of... Along with the single vineyard offerings from Michel Chapoutier, Chave’s 2000 Hermitage is a candidate for this appellation’s “wine of the vintage.” A dense ruby/purple color is accompanied by sumptuous aromas of licorice, blackberries, currants, spice box, and earth. Deep, full-bodied, and rich, with moderately high tannin, it is atypical for the vintage given its structure and density (two characteristics most 2000 northern Rhones lack). It is a brilliant achievement in a challenging year. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2035. - Robert Parker
WS 95
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2012
A sleeper vintage, this has ample flesh, with a smoldering tobacco leaf note weaving through the core of plum, blackberry and black currant fruit. Still shows broad cocoa and tar on the finish, along with nicely defined... A sleeper vintage, this has ample flesh, with a smoldering tobacco leaf note weaving through the core of plum, blackberry and black currant fruit. Still shows broad cocoa and tar on the finish, along with nicely defined iron and incense. Has weight and cut. Thoroughly approachable now, but isn't going anywhere soon.—Non-blind Chave vertical (June 2012). Drink now through 2025. –JM
NM 95
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, August 2007
(NM93-95 points) The nose is very muted with earthy black fruits. Seems to have good clarity though (I sense that an hour in a decanter would have revealed more.) The palate is tannic, very pure and brilliantly balanced... (NM93-95 points) The nose is very muted with earthy black fruits. Seems to have good clarity though (I sense that an hour in a decanter would have revealed more.) The palate is tannic, very pure and brilliantly balanced. Morello cherry, redcurrants and black olives. Firm grip, quite smooth in texture though not opulent. Very refined: an Hermitage that is all the better for not trying too hard.
ST 94
Stephen Tanzer - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 2003
Saturated ruby. Superripe aromas of blackberry, blueberry, clove, minerals and black licorice. Very ripe but precise and penetrating. At once lush and powerful; seamless but with terrific thrust. Black fruit, flint, spice... Saturated ruby. Superripe aromas of blackberry, blueberry, clove, minerals and black licorice. Very ripe but precise and penetrating. At once lush and powerful; seamless but with terrific thrust. Black fruit, flint, spice and dark chocolate flavors offer considerable density and verve. Finishes with substantial noble tannins that arrive very late. Has all the elements for longevity. Give this 10 to 12 years before pulling the cork. This comes across as a bit denser than the young 2001 but not finer. The Chaves clearly did a superb job of harvesting in 2000. 94+