This bottle was opened as a back up in a friends place, so it was popped and poured - and it is ssssoooo young now... Tasted blind, we all said northern Rhone, then Hermitage. Spicy nose but very full now. Palate was tight, full bodied, red fruit, develops in the glass, then keep developing, but still not there. This has a great future ahead of it. Hold for 3-5 years and then drink for a decade I guess. 91-2 now, 93-96 points potentially.
Popped and poured. Nicely expressive nose just starting to show some maturity. Game/leather, herb, spice and black fruits compose the nose. Very silky and supple palate with a saline quality. Still a little clenched and drying on the finish, with a dollop of acidity.
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(Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage) Deep red violet color; lovely violets, white chocolate and raspberry nose; yummy, roses and rich but tight red fruit palate; medium-plus finish 93+ pts. (decanted for 1 hour)
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