1999 Chave Hermitage Blanc - 750ml

1999 Chave Hermitage Blanc - 750ml

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1999 Chave Hermitage Blanc - 94 pts!

Domaine Jean-Louis Chave is a powerhouse producer located in the northern Rhône, making wine under the Hermitage and Saint-Joseph appellations. Chave's red and white Hermitage wines – based on Syrah and Marsanne and Roussanne respectively – are some of the most important in the Rhône Valley, commanding both high prices and 100-point scores.

The estate has 14.5 hectares (36 acres) of land in Hermitage, making it one of the largest land owners in the appellation. The vineyards were planted when the Chave family arrived in Hermitage in the late 19th Century after phylloxera had devastated much of France. The vineyards were terraced and today cover eight different plots on the hill, providing a range of mesoclimates and terroirs for the Chave wines. Many of the vines are between 30 and 60 years old.

Jean-Louis Chave make several wines under the Hermitage banner. The generic red and white Hermitage wines are Chave's flagships, although the range is headed by the Cathelin cuvée, one of the Rhone's most collectable wines. Chave also make a couple of wines from Saint-Joseph and a Côtes du Rhône wine.


Product Details

Varietal Marsanne
Vintage 1999
Rating 94 RP
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country France
Region Rhone
Location Northern Rhone
Producer J.L. Chave
Color White
Wine Type Table

Winery Details

Varietal Marsanne
Vintage 1999
Rating 94 RP
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country France
Region Rhone
Location Northern Rhone
Producer J.L. Chave
Color White
Wine Type Table

Robert Parker

Rating 94 RP - 1999 Chave Hermitage Blanc - 94 pts! The 1999 Hermitage blanc is a glorious effort. It is a 1,000-case blend of 80% Marsanne and 20% Roussanne, all from Les Rocoules, Maison Blanche, l'Ermite, and Peleat. It is an oily, unctuously-textured wine with low acidity, fabulous, concentrated, honeysuckle, citrus, liquid mineral, and acacia flower-like flavors. The finish lasts for nearly 45 seconds. It will be gorgeous young, but evolve for two decades or more. RP

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