1995 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage Blanc

SKU #160142 96 points Vinous

 Among the whites, I especially admired the 1995 Chave Hermitage Blanc for its complex bouquet of truffles, honey, flowers and spices, all of which flowed through to the unctuous finish. This rich, explosive wine was utterly captivating. (AG)  (6/2010)

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The ’95 is one my favorite white Hermitages from Chave, although I would offer that this magnum was not quite as ethereal as the bottle opened in London last year. Still, it has a complex bouquet with candle wax, honeycomb, peach and lime leaf, very well defined and vigorous. The palate is more expansive than the 1996 although it does not quite have the same level of tension. Lemon curd, dried pineapple and beeswax towards the persistent finish, this is still a superb expression of white Hermitage. (NM)  (7/2011)

90 points Wine Spectator

 This rich, ripe white is packed with expressive pear, melon and almond flavors. Round and voluptuous, with a tropical fruit finish that's almost sweet and great richness married with good balance. (TM)  (11/1998)

Jancis Robinson

 Broad and waxy with a little bit of salt. Lovely freshness. So complex and on top of its form. Could stand up to virtually any food. 18.5/20 points (JR)  (9/2013)

K&L Notes

In 1997, Robert Parker gave this wine 94 points, saying, "This may be the finest white Hermitage Chave has ever produced." (10/1997)

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Varietal:

Other White Wines

Country:

France

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Sub-Region:

Rhone

- Legendary wine-producing region in southeast France. Stereotypically speaking, Rhone wines are high in alcohol, and the majority produced is red. The northern Rhone is best known for outstanding 100% Syrah wines from areas such as Cote Rotie and Hermitage, as well as for fabulous white wines from Condrieu (where Viognier is king). In the southern Rhone, look for spicy, full-bodied wines that are blends of Grenache, Syrah, and other varietals coming from appellations such as Chateauneuf du Pape, Gigondas, or Rasteau. Wines labeled as Cote du Rhone or Cotes du Rhone Village (a cut above generic Cotes du Rhone) are frequently found here in the US because they often represent some of the best values on the market. View our bestselling Rhone Valley wines.
Specific Appellation:

Hermitage/Crozes-Hermitage