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The Chave family is the epitome of 'People, Place and Time'. They have been vignerons in the Rhône valley since 1481 - an astonishing 16 generations. Originally the family farmed only in St. Joseph, moving to Hermitage about a century ago when phylloxera swept through the region. Today Chave Hermitage Rouge and Hermitage Blanc are generally regarded as the appellation's greatest wines. In recent years Jean Louis has begun the painstaking process of restoring the steep St. Joseph terraces that...
- 90 Points -
James Molesworth, April 2017
This unfurls a pure beam of crushed plum and black cherry fruit, inlaid gently with singed bay, pepper and anise notes. A light smoky edge runs through the finish.See detailed press review