Red

2010 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage

Syrah

  • France
  • Rhône
  • Northern Rhône
  • Hermitage
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Community Tasting Notes 25

  • dbp wrote: 94 points

    August 16, 2019 - Jean-Louis Chave in person for E&R's 20th Anniversary, with 22 of his wines! (E&R Wine Shop, Portland OR): A little funky on the nose and it feels alive in the glass. Give it a few swirls and it softens up a bit and shows its more elegant side. It's nice; very composed and pretty. The palate is rich, soft, and impactful, but still tight, not revealing too much. Certainly lots of tannins build in the mouth and it gets quite tense as its held in the mouth. Bitter tannins attack on the finish, but it's so beautiful, elegant, and rich. Very pretty acidity goes a long way. This wine has wonderful composure but it needs a lot more time. This will be a spectacular Rouge!

  • psmith wrote: 98 points

    June 14, 2019 - I don't ever remember having this vintage of Chave before, but this is just stunning. I just had an '09/10 Clape combo, and I've had the 09 Chave a number of times, so I'm sort of looking at this through that lens, and it's pretty analogous. There's not the overt power of 2009, and it's a far, far more graceful, detailed, and feminine wine than the '10 Clape, but it's got a somewhat similar soaring red fruit profile. Where this goes beyond any of those wines is that it has all of those classic Syrah elements, but they're married together rather than in competition. It's still a young wine, but it's neither raw nor aggressive in any way. Maybe the best Chave I can remember, and this will only get better.

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  • daghaug Likes this wine:

    June 14, 2019 - Mild men rik duft hvor bjørnebær og blåbær dominerer, kanskje noen røde bær også. Også noe krydder, kanskje chili. Silkemyk i munnen, men med voldsom kraft likevel. Herlig syrestruktur, og flotte tanniner i finish. Lang ettersmak. Harmonisk match til entrecote/kveite med bearnaise. Ikke mye modningspreg, dette holder lenge!

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  • Brian of Mull Likes this wine: 96 points

    December 23, 2018 - Great wine. Sour cherry, plums, violets , pepper and other savory notes. Long and smooth. Beautiful nose.

  • KenK Likes this wine: 97 points

    December 1, 2018 - Wow! Initially firm, but with air this opened up up great. Big soft rich red plummy fruit with black pepper and sage. A real show stopped, pure and amazing balance. Lots of pleasure now, but loads of upside too! Happy Bday to e!

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2010
  • Type Red
  • Producer Domaine Jean-Louis Chave
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Rhône
  • SubRegion Northern Rhône
  • Appellation Hermitage
  • UPC Code 3760046021106

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 142 (5%)
  • In Cellars 2,355 (84%)
  • Consumed 322 (11%)

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