Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage Blanc 1998

Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage Blanc 1998


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Category White Wine
Country France
Region Rhone
Appellation Hermitage
Brand Domaine Jean-Louis Chave
  • ws95

Wine SpectatorDeep and intense, it powers its way through the palate, delivering bursts of fruit and earth. Silky and full-bodied, with distinctive personality, this ripe, thick and well-made white has earthy, smoky, bread dough and beeswax complexity. Best from 2004 through 2014. 1,080 cases made.

August 31, 2002
  • wa92

Wine AdvocateA retasting of the 1998 Hermitage blanc confirmed its brilliant quality. It is an elegant, floral-scented, structured white Hermitage. It boasts fabulous concentration, but is less flattering and precocious than either the 1999 or 2000. If the latter two wines lean toward a flamboyant style, the 1998 should prove to be one of the more muscular, long lived, backward efforts requiring patience.

Robert Parker, April 2002
  • st91+

International Wine CellarCandied yet still precise aromas of quince, orange peel and lemon. Rich, fruit-driven and fresh, with a lovely glyceral texture and a suggestion of honey. Great subtlety here. I'd never have guessed the wine had alcohol near 14%. This will almost certainly merit a higher score once it has recovered from the bottling.

Stephen Tanzer, January 2001