White

1994 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage Blanc

White Rhone Blend

  • France
  • Rhône
  • Northern Rhône
  • Hermitage
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Community Tasting Notes 38

  • Elpaninaro Likes this wine:

    April 9, 2021 - Tonight was a rare night of many firsts- this perhaps the greatest of all.

    fine light gold color, textured nose with walnuts and game- substantial in scale but somewhat subdued, and then on the palate a fantastic immediate impact of smoky citrus fruit, white flower notes, racy broad fruit across the middle with lime and earth undertones on the long sleek finish, in the details a wine of excesses- but with a firm long acid spine perfectly balancing the powerful ripe fruit, a wine with which I have very little experience- and none with so much age- but I do hope that will change in time, quite a beauty with so many rich niches to explore- but with all of its elements coming together flawlessly to render a study in opulent sophistication.

    ****+, ready to go but time in hand.

  • ProfAvi Likes this wine: 90 points

    July 8, 2020 - I have to admit I have no idea where this bottle has come from.
    As I'm a member of TWS in the UK I assume it's from a mixed case bought years ago and I've simply missed drinking this.
    I've never had a white wine that wasn't a sticky this old before.
    The fill was full - so I've stored it well.
    The cork came out with no sign of deterioration.
    And as soon as the bottle was opened I knew everything was OK!
    Beautiful colour - lemony-gold
    Creamy honey & lanolin on the nose, with a hint of spice.
    Rich, viscous, luscious palate finishing on a nutty note. Just enough acidity not to be cloying.
    I'm not getting any fruit on the nose but a touch of lemon (preserved rather than fresh) on the palate.
    Will see how it develops over the evening.
    After an hour some candied/ dried tropical fruit on the nose.

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  • sung251 Likes this wine: 92 points

    March 1, 2020 - a bit tight out of the bottle but with some air it really opens up with rich stone fruit body and creamy texture. The acidity in the wine is just enough to keep it from getting unbalanced and over the top. A very well put together wine from northern rhone. The wine is at a great place now but definitely benefits from at least an hour of air.

  • Nanda wrote: 88 points

    November 17, 2019 - A Whole Lotta Chave Hermitage (Single Blind) (Chez Kailin): 94/98/00/01/15 Flight. Reasonably fresh for a mature white Rhone. Layered aromatics of white fruit, mushroom and florals. Palate is waxy but not too heavy. Again reasonably fresh for this genre. My #2, Group #1.

  • rosenst1 wrote: 91 points

    January 22, 2019 - Took out to dinner. PnP. Cork was in good shape and fill was excellent. Medium to light yellow. Intriguing nose of spice and lanolin. Medium weight on the palate - good fruit still present and so sense of drying out. Quite remarkable at age 25.

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  • By John Gilman
    Jul/Aug 2013, Issue #46, Recently Tasted Rhône Wines Revisiting One of My Favorite Regions of Yesteryear

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  • By John Gilman
    Nov/Dec 2008, Issue #18, Recently Tasted Rhône Wines

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  • By Richard Jennings
    10/29/2004 (link) 92 points

    (Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage Blanc) Chave Hermitage Blanc Tasting 2000-1983: Big, blowsy, lighter bodied and less refined than other vintages, honeyed palate; medium finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1994
  • 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 4 (1%)
  • In Cellars 293 (63%)
  • Consumed 167 (36%)

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