Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage Blanc 1999
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Wine AdvocateThe 1999 Hermitage blanc is a glorious effort. It is a 1,000-case blend of 80% Marsanne and 20% Roussanne, all from Les Rocoules, Maison Blanche, l'Ermite, and Peleat. It is an oily, unctuously-textured wine with low acidity, fabulous, concentrated, honeysuckle, citrus, liquid mineral, and acacia flower-like flavors. The finish lasts for nearly 45 seconds. It will be gorgeous young, but evolve for two decades or more.
International Wine CellarSubtle aromas of white flowers, citrus skin and spices, along with a whiff of mirabelle Rather closed in the middle, with hints of citrus fruit and licorice. A very rich and rather powerful style; manages to maintain its balance despite its 14% alcohol, yet it's hard to get a handle on this wine today.