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  • Country ranking ?

    931
  • Producer ranking ?

    24
  • Decanting time

    2h
  • When to drink

    2020-2035
  • Food Pairing

    Game

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The Story

Jean-Louis Chave Chave is known for opting for blending Syrah from their 15 ha vineyards on the Hermitage hill. Their philosophy is against single vineyard wines since blending guarantees more complexity in the wine. In this superb wine this is clearly indicated by the tremendous complexity. Syrah from Bessards is giving rich fruit intensity and concentration to the wine while Méal more depth in flavours and bouquet. Rocoules adds finesse in s...

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The 1985 Chave Hermitage was much more open. It was meaty and fleshy, ready to go so to speak, entering a nice plateau that will last a while, for sure. It was missing a touch of weight from being a great vintage, but this was good stuff and much more enjoyable than the 1989, despite the ’89 having more potential (94).
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