Domaine J.L. Chave, Hermitage Blanc 2003


Robert Parker 99
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Although the amazing 2003 Hermitage blanc possesses 16.5% finished alcohol, it is well-delineated and fresh. The light gold color is followed by beautiful notes of rose petals, honeysuckle, white currants, wax, orange marmalade, and an intense liqueur of stone that is only found in the greatest white Hermitages, Montrachets, and Meursault-Perrieres. Occasionally, some Alsatian wines will reveal this gout de petrol-like taste. Huge and rich, according to Gerard Chave, it may represent a modern day clone of what the “1929 Hermitage Blanc” (which is still a great wine) resembled when it was young. This is a “must have” dry white.

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 Region France | Rhone | Hermitage
 Type White wine
 Bottle size Standard bottle (0,75 Liter)
 Bottle condition Bottles in perfect condition: Labels and capsules excellent. Levels into the neck. Stored in fully conditioned cellar.
 When to drink 2018-2040