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2005 Jean Louis Chave Hermitage BlancRoussanne from France


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  • 98 Wine Spectator
  • 97 Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media
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Dense and packed, but amazingly bright at the same time, this offers dried papaya and pineapple fruit backed by a paraffin note, with fresh floral, white peach and heather honey notes. Then the long, superstony finish takes over, and sails on nearly endlessly. This has power, precision and refinement all together. Drink now through 2030.

97 Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media

"Pale gold. Fabulously complex nose evokes honeyed pear, apricot, shiso leaf and botanical herbs. Creamy orchard fruit flavors are firmed by juicy minerality, becoming brighter and more bitter with air. This has the texture of a serious red wine, offering dense, chewy pear, yellow plum and peach skin flavors and picking up licorice and toasted nuts on the long, sappy finish, which ends with a whiplash of smoky minerals. Does this ever let up? An incredible young wine."

Product Detail

Item # 39132
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-Region Hermitage

98 - Wine Spectator

97 - Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media

Vintage 2005
Color White
ABV 13.5%
Varietal(s) Roussanne
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Taste herbal tea, wild flower, almond, apple, pear and crisp acid
Nose herb, tea, wild flower and apple