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1999 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage Blanc

  • 94 WA
  • 92 IWC
  • Variety
    White Rhône Blend

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SKU: 51756-1999-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    ($132) Subtle aromas of white flowers, citrus skin and spices, along with a whiff of mirabelle Rather closed in the middle, with hints of citrus fruit and licorice. A very rich and rather powerful style; manages to maintain its balance despite its 14% alcohol, yet it's hard to get a handle on this wine today.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: January/February 2002
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

    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.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Clear, medium golden Clean, medium to pronounced nose of honey, some lemon peel and vegetal flavourts. A hint of spice. Still developing. Dry, medium+ acidity, more complex spicy vegetal flavourts and minerals on the palate. Full bodied. It kept expanding in the mouth. Multi-layered. Medium alcohol. Long minerally finish. Fine to excellant quality. Premium priced. Drink now or within the next 10 years.
    Drink Dates: 2007-2018
    Author: Ivan Chang

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

  • 194 bottles owned
  • 51 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 95
    (Out of 51 collectors)