Monday, January 9, 2017

Wine Advocate's Jeb Dunnuck reviews Jean-Louis Chave 2014 & 2015 Vintages

On a recent trip through Northern Rhône, Wine Advocate's Jeb Dunnuck visited the acclaimed Jean-Louis Chave estate. There he spoke with winemakers Gérard and  Jean-Louis about the 2014 and 2015 vintages, tasting each from barrel. With so many exceptional past vintages, it's no surprise that the current releases will fare well among the best. Concluding his review, Dunnuck states "I suspect that the 2015 will slot in among 1990, 2003, 2009 and 2010 as one of the greatest wines from the estate".

Jeb Dunnuck's full review on the 2014 & 2015 Chave vintages can be found here.

The Chave family is based in a small village on the northern right bank of the Rhone.  There have been Chaves growing vines on the famous Hermitage hill since 1481. Gerard Chave took over from his father in 1970 and rapidly achieved megastar status due to the extraordinary quality of his wines. Recently he has passed on the winemaking responsibilities to his son Jean-Louis.  The Chave’s methods for all their winemaking are traditional farming, super low yields, full ripeness, and minimal manipulation. Their unmatched meticulousness continues through five centuries to render venerable expressions of the purest of Rhône terroir.

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