2011 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave L'Hermitage Blanc

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Brand Domaine Jean Louis
Region Rhone Valley
Varietal Marsanne Rousanne
Size 750ml
Vintage 2011
Country France

Description

"96/100 - eRobertParker.com18/20 - Jancis Robinson93-95/100 - Stephen Tanzer, IWC From 60 year-old vines! "Just bottled, the 2011 Hermitage Blanc also shows the richer side of Hermitage with its full-bodied, voluptuously textured and up-front profile. Honeysuckle, liquorice, toast, citrus oil and liquid mineral-like qualities all emerge from this beauty, and it stays beautifully fresh and focused on the palate. A blend of mostly Marsanne, yet with roughly 20% Roussanne, from the l'Ermite, Les Rocoules, Maison Blanche and Peleat lieux-dits, this substantial white should be consumed over the coming 2-4 years, or forgotten for a decade or more. It will have over two decades of longevity." eRobertParker.com "As usual this was tasted in the tenebrous Chave cellar (currently being extended, making waves in the tiny town of Mauves) plot by plot.Peléat - Taken out of barriques three weeks earlier. Clay and sand resulting in a very round, fleshy wine with a sensation of peaches and nobility. Great energy. (That's important because the acid is relatively low, according to Jean-Louis.)Roucoles - Calcareous. Broad, low acid, quite chewy wine. All texture and tension.L'Hermite - Straight from barrel. 100% 60-year-old Roussanne. Lime and life. Very racy, yet dense and grounded. The acidity seems quite pronounced in this." Jancis Robinson"

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