2019 domaine jean louis chave, hermitage, rouge
Why We're Buying
Domaine Jean-Louis Chave has been family-operated since 1481, spanning 25 generations. In that time, it's made a name for itself with Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage, a syrah that reached a $400 price tag in 2021. In addition to annual critical acclaim, this red wine earned three stars from Guide Hachette des Vins, the highest possible rating.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
As usual, the 2019 Hermitage remained largely as separate components at the time of my visit. Some pre-blending had occurred, so I tasted a combination of Beaumes and Péléat, as well as components from L'Ermite, Méal and Bessards. Uniformly full-bodied, concentrated and long, with rich, velvety tannins, dark-fruit flavors (cassis, blueberries, boysenberries) and hints of crushed stone and licorice, comparisons with 2003 aren't unreasonable. 97-100