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2002 Chave - Hermitage Syrah - France - Northern Rhone - Hermitage - Red

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France - Northern Rhone - Hermitage

Red Syrah
Producer Notes

The Chave family owns vines in nine of the eighteen 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 St Joseph Offerus. The Hermitage appellation regulations allow up to 15% white grapes to be added to the Syrah, but... More »

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Drink Dates
Comm: 2006-2019 VF: 2010-2032

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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 118
Author Stephen G41
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 96.309%
Tasted On 02/03/2013

Just about ready but with years to go. Robust, more charming than I expected.

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Author Tallydoc
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 90.678%
Tasted On 08/02/2010
Drink Dates 2005-2016
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Author Ivan Chang
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 04/19/2009
Drink Dates 2008-2023

Clear, deep ruby, no noticeable fading on the rim. Clear, medium to pronounced nose of dark fruits (plums?) black pepper, rosemary, hints of leather, roses and black tea. a whiff of cedar as well. Dry. High acidity. Full body. High intensity. Medium+ tannins. More leather notes on the palate. Medium+ velvety finish. Fine quality. Premium priced. Can drink now but will improve over the next 5 years and then keep for another 5-10 years thereafter.

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