2007 J L Chave Hermitage Blanc

  • Marsanne
  • 750ML
  • WA 95
  • WS 95
  • IWC 94
  • NM 94

Reviews for 2007 J L Chave Hermitage Blanc

WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2011
The exuberant 2007 Hermitage Blanc reveals notes of petroleum, crushed rocks, earth, white currants and peaches, an unctuous texture, high glycerin and good acidity. This big, thick white Hermitage will not be as long... The exuberant 2007 Hermitage Blanc reveals notes of petroleum, crushed rocks, earth, white currants and peaches, an unctuous texture, high glycerin and good acidity. This big, thick white Hermitage will not be as long lived as the 2009, but for drinking over the next two decades, it is impossible to resist. Jean-Louis and Gerard Chave opened a bottle of the 2003 Hermitage Blanc to give me an idea of how this vintage is aging. This monumental offering, which flirts with perfection, has virtually no acidity and is aging beautifully. The Chaves believe it is a repeat of what Gerard’s father made in 1929. - Robert Parker
WS 95
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, September 2010
Ripe and dense, but pure and beautifully rendered, with gorgeous mango, quince, fig and pear fruit flavors woven together and offset by quinine, paraffin and blanched almond notes. The finish just sings with fruit... Ripe and dense, but pure and beautifully rendered, with gorgeous mango, quince, fig and pear fruit flavors woven together and offset by quinine, paraffin and blanched almond notes. The finish just sings with fruit, minerality and a kiss of toast. Drink now through 2020.
IWC 94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 2010
Bright yellow. Mineral-driven aromas of white peach, nectarine, orange zest and anise, plus an exotic note of yellow Chartreuse. Fleshy orchard and pit fruit flavors enter with very good breadth and richness but the... Bright yellow. Mineral-driven aromas of white peach, nectarine, orange zest and anise, plus an exotic note of yellow Chartreuse. Fleshy orchard and pit fruit flavors enter with very good breadth and richness but the minerality clamps the fruit down in the middle palate and a zesty, peppery element contributes lift and cut. Extremely young and not offering much in the way of complexity on the palate now. The strong, incisive finish strongly echoes the spice and mineral notes. This one demands patience. 94+ - Josh Raynolds
NM 94
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, November 2011
94+ Tasted at Christies’ “Kings of the Rhone” tasting in London. This looks set to become a sublime Hermitage Blanc from J-L Chave. It has taciturn bouquet at first the elicits coaxing from the glass, but eventually... 94+ Tasted at Christies’ “Kings of the Rhone” tasting in London. This looks set to become a sublime Hermitage Blanc from J-L Chave. It has taciturn bouquet at first the elicits coaxing from the glass, but eventually offers dried honey, lavender, bees wax, lanolin and a touch of fresh ginger. The palate has a viscous entry with superb balance, just a slight oxidative note in the background imparting hints of smoke and walnut. It may warrant a higher mark in the future when it settles down. Sublime.