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Date Printed: 12/29/2014
Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage Blanc 2009
Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage Blanc 2009
(search item no. 123730)
boutique wine
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 99 points
Wine Spectator rating: 98 points
PRICE ON 12/29/2014: $229.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 99 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 96 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 97 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 99 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 98 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 97 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 96 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points

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About Jean-Louis Chave :

Some experts feel that the greatest maker of Hermitage is the firm of Jean-Louis Chave. The Chave family has been growing grapes at Hermitage since 1481. They have a reputation for making good wine in poor years, and excellent wine in good ones. They use low yeilding vines (average age 60 years) and a late harvest to produce the ripest fruit, and there is virtually no intervention in the winemaking and bottling with no filtration.

There are a dozen or so named vineyards in Hermitage, and Chave owns vines in most of them. They vinify each separately, which allows them to blend for greater complexity before bottling.