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2003 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage Blanc

White Rhone Blend

  • France
  • Rhône
  • Northern Rhône
  • Hermitage
Drink between 2012 - 2030 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 72

  • The Vines That Bind wrote: 91 points

    January 3, 2021 - Oily, unctuous, waxy, and overal heavily oxidative. Super sherried. Lanolin? I imagine perpetuated by the scorched vintage. Very interesting but not my thing... yet.

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  • Bullethead wrote: 93 points

    December 20, 2020 - Big bold sweet northern rhone white with 15% abv
    It’s a good wine if you enjoy the style but not my cup of tea.

  • NickBurwood Likes this wine: 95 points

    November 2, 2020 - Two bottles with identical profiles given an aerated decant together and kept in the fridge for a couple of hours before emerging for grandson's birthday dinner.
    Absolutely singing. Golden (but no hint of oxidisation). Packed with florals, honeysuckle and concentrated white stoned exotic fruit. Touch of viscosity as well as a hint of granitic minerality not noted earlier. Good acidity preserves balance. Splendid.
    At its peak and for the next three or so years.

  • dnnk88 Likes this wine: 93 points

    July 18, 2020 - Another CHL Wine Night!: Nice buttery and slight oxidation of the nose. Linear and structured, with nice Rhone notes like Chrysanthemum, osmanthus tea, yellow flowers, wet stones. Should improve with more time though. Hold

  • Nyccablover Likes this wine:

    June 11, 2020 - Wine in the time of Corona Virus - Quarantining in NYC & NH; 3/7/2020-9/1/2020 (NYC/NH): Last night in NYC (for the summer) after this long strange year of Corona Virus. We decided to celebrate and open a special bottle. Chave Blanc is a favorite for both myself and the husband so this was ticket. Dark golden color, was worried it might be oxidized but it was still in great shape. Lovely nose of stone fruit and beeswax. On the palate this has great mouthfeel and some weight, rich stone fruit, but enough balancing acidity and then that long resonating finish. A great way to cap off this crazy isolating quarantine season!

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    5/3/2019 (link)

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    January/February 2006, IWC Issue #124 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    6/2/2012 (link) 92 points

    (Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage Blanc) Light golden yellow color with 1 millimeter clear meniscus; mature, clarified butter, safflower oil, cumin nose; tight, maturing, oily textured, safflower oil, lanolin, light cumin palate; medium-plus finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2003
  • Type White
  • Producer Domaine Jean-Louis Chave
  • Varietal White Rhone Blend
  • Designation Blanc
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Rhône
  • SubRegion Northern Rhône
  • Appellation Hermitage

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 27 (3%)
  • In Cellars 666 (67%)
  • Consumed 301 (30%)

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