Chave, J-L

Background

Quite simply; Chave is one of the finest producers of red wine in the world. Gerard and his son, Jean-Louis, are the latest custodians of this property where the same family has been making the wine for over 600 years. These are pure, stylish, fantastically crafted wines that express the Hermitage appellation magnificently, and are on the same level as Guigal's single vineyard Cote Roties in terms of quality. There is no new oak used here, as Jean-Louis feels it changes the character of the wine and hides its personality.

2,000-3,000 cases of wine are made a year here, and whilst we can't call them cheap, for the quality in the bottle they're a steal. Everybody who likes red wine should have Chave in their cellar. In addition to his red, the Chaves make 1,000 cases of white Hermitage, some St Joseph, and the ultra rare Hermitage Cuvee Cathelin. This is the only wine Jean-Louis ages in new oak and only in the richest vintages, where he feels that the wine can absorb it without changing the style. So far; this tiny production cuvee (200 cases) has been made in 1990, 1991, 1995, 1998, 2000, 2003, and 2005.

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Colour Vintage Wine Size Status Cs Btls Price Per Score
White 2000 Hermitage Blanc
Chave, J-L
btls DP 0 3 £140.00 btls 95
White 2004 Hermitage Blanc
Chave, J-L
btls DP 1 0 £1,680.00 cs 95
Red 2004 Hermitage Rouge
Chave, J-L
btls IB 0 6 £175.00 btls 94
White 2005 Hermitage Blanc
Chave, J-L
btls DP 0 1 £170.00 btls 96 (RP)
Red 2005 Hermitage Rouge
Chave, J-L
btls DP 0 6 £233.33 btls 95+
White 2010 Hermitage Blanc
Chave, J-L
btls DP 2 0 £1,920.00 cs 97
Red 2010 St Joseph Rouge
Chave, J-L
btls IB 1 0 £625.00 cs -
Red 2011 Hermitage Rouge
Chave, J-L
btls IB 4 0 £1,796.00 cs 96+ (WA)
Red 2012 Hermitage Rouge
Chave, J-L
btls IB 6 0 £1,980.00 cs 96 (WA)
Red 2014 Hermitage Rouge
Chave, J-L
btls IB 1 6 £1,800.00 cs -
Red 2014 Hermitage Rouge
Chave, J-L
mags IB 0 3 £375.00 mags -

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