Hermitage, 2008, Jean Louis Chave

Hermitage, 2008, Jean Louis Chave

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Case size: 6 / Bottle size: 750ml

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Hermitage, 2008, Jean Louis Chave
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Critics Score: 90

Publication: Robert Parker, Wine Advocate

Drinking Dates: 2011-2023

The 2008 Hermitage is a down-sized version of Chave's typical Hermitage, but it is, nevertheless, an elegant, mid-weight, pure effort exhibiting berry fruit intermixed with hints of black currants, herbs, pepper, meat juice and bouquet garni. When asked how they made such a fine wine in such a difficult vintage, the Chaves said that over 33% of the entire harvest was declassified. The 2008 is a wine to consume in its first 10-12 years of life, although I suspect it will last longer.

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