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1997 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage

abv 14.0%
  • 94 WA
  • 93 WS
  • 93 IWC
  • Variety

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SKU: 51725-1997-750

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

    Amazingly velvety mouthfeel marks this balancedand beautiful '97 Rh“ne red. Smooth, rich, ripeyet fresh, it caresses the palate, deliveringblackberry, wet earth and sweet tannins in a cleanpackage. Very long finish is redolent of smoke,toast and grilled meat.
    Author: Per-Henrik Mansson
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    Deep ruby-red. Highly aromatic nose of blackberry, currant, framboise, tar, minerals, leather and licorice. Sweet and wonderfully rich and deep, with layered fruit complicated by leather, licorice and spice notes. Already gives great pleasure thanks to its glyceral richness, but the Chaves agree that this wine needs ten years. Stylish and supple. Finishes with superfine tannins and compelling length.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: January/February 2000
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

    The 1997 Hermitage rouge is unusual in its fruit-forward, user-friendly style. The color is a dense ruby/purple. The gorgeous, evolved bouquet of cassis, minerals, herbs, underbrush, and licorice is intense. Creamy-textured, full-bodied, and opulent, this low acid, gloriously ripe, layered 1997 can be drunk now, but promises to be even better with another 5-6 years of cellaring; it will last for 20-25 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Drink Dates: 2010-2015
    Author: flavio

The Chave family owns vines in nine of the 18 vineyards that cover the hill of Hermitage. Chave believes that the hillside's variety of terroirs is instrumental in bringing the right balance to its blends. The domaine produces both red and white Hermitage, as well as a Saint-Joseph Offerus. The Hermitage appellation regulations allow up to 15% white grapes to be added to the Syrah, but Chave uses a smaller proportion, if any at all (his L'Hermite vineyard has some white grapevines planted alongside the red). The white Hermitage is produced from 85% Marsanne and 15% Roussanne, all of which is harvested by hand. There is also a limited production (approximately 100 cases) Cuvée Cathelin, an Hermitage cuvee named after a friend of the Chave family, artist Bernard Cathelin, who designed the label when it was first released in 1990. Finally, there is an Hermitage Vin de Paille, which is both rare and highly regarded.

The domaine also has a second line called JL Chave Selection, which produces affordable red and white Crozes-Hermitage and Hermitage, as well as a Côtes du Rhône.

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Collector Data For This Wine

  • 651 bottles owned
  • 119 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 93
    (Out of 119 collectors)