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2002 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage Blanc

  • 90 WA
  • 94 WS
  • 90 IWC
  • Variety
    White Rhône Blend

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SKU: 51756-2002-750

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  • Rating: 90

    Subdued but pure aromas of ginger, white flowers and menthol. Very tightly wound and citric; almost hard-edged for a young Chave white wine. All edges now and difficult to taste, especially following the 2003. Quite strict and uncompromisingly dry (actually under one gram of residual sugar), but very long and subtle. Chave says this is much richer than it's showing today.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: January/Feburary 2005
  • Rating: 90

    The 2002 Hermitage blanc exhibits abundant amounts of acacia flowers, honeyed citrus, and a hint of orange marmalade in a ripe, elegant, medium-bodied style. Because of its low acidity, it is best consumed during its first 5-7 years of life. What Chave accomplished in the extremely challenging 2002 vintage is unquestionably noteworthy. Not because of tiny yields and small grapes, but due to Chave's decision to eliminate every grape except the very best, 2002 is a small crop.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 17

    Good but very demanding wine, for the |right| occation. Acidity is low to medium, full body, definitely fresh but not a very long life ahead. Drink up.
    Drink Dates: 2010-2015
    Author: cinnamon
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Very good
    Author: Connaisseurs

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

  • 155 bottles owned
  • 29 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 89
    (Out of 29 collectors)