Tuesday, September 20, 2016

J.L. Chave in Wine Spectator’s "Insider"

The 2013 vintage has scored big, with the Hermitage Rouge garnering 95 points and the Hermitage Blanc getting a whopping 97 points.

Rouge - “Solidly built, with a bolt of charcoal through the core of dark cherry, plum and blackberry preserves. Lots of bay, sage and leather fill in the background. Best from 2019 through 2034.” —J.M.

Blanc: “Acacia, orange blossom, white peach and fresh ginger notes lead the way, followed by waves of honeysuckle, Jonagold apple, chamomile and lightly toasted macadamia nut flavors. The finish combines weight, purity, fruit and minerality as a quinine accent echoes. Best from 2018 through 2035.” —J.M.

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