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Jean-Louis Chave, Hermitage Rouge, 1990

Hermitage, Rhône, France

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Jean-Louis Chave, Hermitage Rouge, 1990

Hermitage, Rhône, France

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Grape Varietes: Syrah 100% Wine Style: Sophisticated Spicy Reds Winemaker: Jean-Louis Chave Optimum Drinking: 2018-2035 Reviewer Rating: 98 Reviewer: eRobertParker.com Code: 103065
Estate Notes

Jean-Louis Chave's Hermitage Rouge is the purest expression of this great Northern Rhône terroir - and the 1990 vintage is simply stunning.

The Chaves, with the exception of négociants Chapoutier and Paul Jaboulet Aîné, are the largest landowners (yet remain a small family-owned estate) on the exclusive Hermitage Hill; and the work this family put into their terraced vineyards and quality of grapes are keys to the excellence of the wines. 

Chave was established back in 1481, and the estate, which has its roots firmly planted in tradition, also has one eye on the present and future, recently constructing a new cellar and vineyard sites. However, as the brilliantly bright Jean-Louis points out, you don't need a lab to make great wines, and Chave continue to produce superb Hermitage according to the vintage and vineyard characteristics - vinifying each Hermitage plot separately to let the individual components shine through in these great wines.

Reviews

"...yet with another level of texture and richness, the 1990 Hermitage is a profound effort that’s drinking perfectly. Voluptuous, yet classy and still refined, with awesome cassis and blackberry fruit, flowers, rose petal and hints of rendered bacon fat, it is full-bodied, textured and layered on the palate, with no hard edges and killer length on the finish. This beauty makes lights go off in my head..." eRobertParker.com

"Chave’s 1990 Hermitage is simply magnificent from the moment it is poured. A dark, translucent ruby, the 1990 hits the palate with a rush of bold red-fleshed fruits. Hints of herb, smoke, cedar, dried flowers, tobacco and leather open up with time in the glass, but above all else, the 1990 is superbly polished and silky, with exceptional balance and an alluring, sensual personality that makes it nearly impossible to put the glass down. This is an especially fine bottle of the 1990 and a real thrill to drink. It simply does not get too much better than this. Readers lucky enough to own well-stored bottles can look forward to another 15-20 years of pure pleasure." Antonio Galloni