Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage Blanc 1999




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

Robert Parker, April 2002
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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.

Stephen Tanzer, January 2002