2008 Chave, J L Hermitage

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  • Syrah
  • 750ML
  • WS 94
  • IWC 93
  • RR 93
  • WA 90

Reviews for 2008 Chave, J L Hermitage

WS 94
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, June 2012
Shows a lightly firm plum skin edge with a briary feel to the pomegranate black cherry pepper and tobacco notes. A tangy iron edge peeks through on the finish with the briar note hanging on as well. Nice stuffing for the... Shows a lightly firm plum skin edge with a briary feel to the pomegranate black cherry pepper and tobacco notes. A tangy iron edge peeks through on the finish with the briar note hanging on as well. Nice stuffing for the vintage though this relies more on acidity than tannins in the end.-Non-blind Chave vertical (June 2012). Drink now through 2013. -JM
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 2011
Tank #1: High-pitched red fruits and flowers on the nose including a spicy overtone. Lively and precise with excellent clarity and powerful raspberry and cherry characteristics. Tannins arrive late and fade into the... Tank #1: High-pitched red fruits and flowers on the nose including a spicy overtone. Lively and precise with excellent clarity and powerful raspberry and cherry characteristics. Tannins arrive late and fade into the fruit. Tank #2: Bright red berries and cherry aromas complemented by building spiciness and a hint of cracked pepper. Tank #3: Deep cherry compote and cassis scents are augmented by notes of licorice and smoky herbs. Dense and chewy with strong tannic grip and lingering smokiness. Tank #4: Bright red fruits and flowers on the nose amplified by strong spiciness and silky tannins. Very pretty and light on its feet. This will be the largest component of the final wine which should be approachable relatively young. It will be assembled shortly and bottled in January 2011.
RR 93
Rhone Report - The Rhone Report, March 2012
Gorgeously complex and nuanced with an already approachable open feel the 2008 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Crozes-Hermitage is loaded with bright fresh aromas of smoked blackberries white pepper cigar wild herbs and hints of... Gorgeously complex and nuanced with an already approachable open feel the 2008 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Crozes-Hermitage is loaded with bright fresh aromas of smoked blackberries white pepper cigar wild herbs and hints of bacon fat. This flows beautifully to a medium to full-bodied Hermitage that has a light lifted texture juicy acidity and a clean focused finish. Very classy and elegant it shines for its balance polish and length. Beautiful now it will continue to drink beautifully for 12-15 years. - Jeb Dunnuck
WA 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2011
The 2008 Hermitage is a down-sized version of Chave's typical Hermitage but it is nevertheless an elegant mid-weight pure effort exhibiting berry fruit intermixed with hints of black currants herbs pepper meat juice and... The 2008 Hermitage is a down-sized version of Chave's typical Hermitage but it is nevertheless an elegant mid-weight pure effort exhibiting berry fruit intermixed with hints of black currants herbs pepper meat juice and bouquet garni. When asked how they made such a fine wine in such a difficult vintage the Chaves said that over 33% of the entire harvest was declassified. The 2008 is a wine to consume in its first 10-12 years of life although I suspect it will last longer.