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1995 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Ermitage Cuvée Cathelin

Syrah

  • France
  • Rhône
  • Northern Rhône
  • Hermitage
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Community Tasting Notes 13

  • BradE wrote:

    January 5, 2022 - Drunk along side four vintages of the regular cuvee, including the 95, I found this over the top, and close to unappealing.

  • MrOctoberfest Likes this wine:

    September 26, 2020 - Extremely good, but not worth the current tariff. I would have happily traded a bottle of this for a dozen of the regular 1995 bottling. Still, the balance between rich, meaty bacon flavors and light, pretty floral flavors is amazing. Chave is truly the King of Hermitage, and this has another 30+ years of life left.

  • Burgnick Likes this wine: 96 points

    September 28, 2019 - 3000 bottles made. The usual chave sensation with herbs, wild berries, perfume, bacon and meat. The palate was ultra ethereal and weightless with subtle and humble power. Along with the impeccable length and finish of this wine, the wine had no signs of that richness and meatiness from the Chave Hermitage. These characters were distinguished ithr Cuvee Catheleen from a regular chave. Everything was in the right place. Liquid silk, light on its feet, a different animal. 96-97

  • DrinkBordeaux wrote: 95 points

    January 25, 2019 - Jean Louis Chave Hermitage Tasting (Wine Watch, Fort Lauderdale, Florida): Definitely had a unique quality compared to the other Chave Hermitages. It had a darker fruit profile, with more dark plum and blackberry, along with truffle, eucalyptus, bacon fat, pepper, game, and espresso. Deep, rich, and concentrated on the palate. Very round and balanced. Perhaps more accessible right now than the 1995 Chave Hermitage, which I have found to be a bit shy and less generous. A nice long finish. Medium level of acidity. Very special to taste this rare wine from Chave.

  • tinybubbles Likes this wine: 94 points

    July 13, 2018 - Full but soft nose and a relatively compact palate. Compares favorably to the regular cuvee in this vintage, but is not a blockbuster. Still early in its evolution, this deserves another evaluation in 5 years as I see upside here. 94-95+

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    Up From The Cellar #5 & Misc New Releases, 3/27/2019 (link)

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  • By John Kapon
    A Week of Golden Cellar Drinking, 11/3/2007

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    Top 100 Weekend, Year III, 1/3/2007

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  • By John Kapon
    weekly update - An Evening with Jean-Louis Chave and more, 12/6/2004

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View From the Cellar

  • By John Gilman
    Bonus Articles, Domaine Jean-Louis Chave (December 2003)

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Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    July/August 1999, IWC Issue #85 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1995
  • Type Red
  • Producer Domaine Jean-Louis Chave
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation Ermitage Cuvée Cathelin
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Rhône
  • SubRegion Northern Rhône
  • Appellation Hermitage

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 1 (0%)
  • In Cellars 248 (65%)
  • Consumed 131 (34%)

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