Hermitage Rouge 2013

Jean Louis Chave: Hermitage Rouge 2013

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Syrah 100%
rot, trocken
14,5% Vol.
Trinkreife: 2021–2070
Verpackt in: 6er
pikant & würzig
Lobenberg: 96/100
Decanter: 98/100
Galloni: 96–97/100
Parker: 94–97/100
Frankreich, Rhone, Nordrhone
Allergene: Sulfite, Abfüllerinformation

Decanter über: Hermitage Rouge

-- Decanter: Much more serious in demeanour compared to both the 2012 and 2014 vintages of this cuvée, and still quite introverted at the time of tasting. A firm style on the palate, with rigid tannins still and graphite minerality. It will be excellent, in a fairly dark, strict style, when it's ready. 98/100


Galloni über: Hermitage Rouge

-- Galloni: (this wine is the final blend and was resting in holding tanks in preparation for bottling, 'probably in March,' according to Chave): Inky ruby. Vibrant black and blue fruit aromas are complicated by suggestions of candied flowers, incense and licorice, and a bright mineral nuance adds lift. Sweet, fleshy and focused, offering palate-staining cherry compote, black raspberry and violet pastille flavors accented by smoky Indian spices and a hint of cracked pepper. Shows impressive depth but comes off surprisingly lithe, finishing with superb focus and length and fine-grained tannins that sneak in slowly. 96-97/100


Parker über: Hermitage Rouge

-- Parker: Still in barrel at the time of this tasting, the 2013 Hermitage will certainly be one of the wines of the vintage. Offering classic, granite-induced notes of smoked dark fruits, graphite, searing minerality and bouquet garni, this sensational Hermitage has medium to full-bodied richness, beautiful mid-palate density and building tannin, all with the freshness and purity of the vintage. Reminiscent of a more backwards, tight, focused and granite-driven year (I asked Jean-Louis if there was a similar vintage he could recall, he commented that he couldn't think of one), it has solid ripeness in its aromas and flavors, good sweetness in its tannin, and a great finish. I suspect it will need 7-8 years of cellaring and keep for 20-25 years or more. 94-97/100

Wine Spectator über: Hermitage Rouge

-- Wine Spectator: Solidly built, with a serious bolt of smoldering charcoal through the core of dark cherry, plum and blackberry preserves. Lots of bay, sage and leather fill in the background, though the dark fruit easily keeps the upper hand. Superior drive and a long sanguine echo define the finish. Best from 2019 through 2034 95/100

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Jean Louis Chave

Die Familie Chave erzeugt bereits seit sechshundert Jahren Hermitage und zählt zweifelsohne zu den besten Weinproduzenten der Welt. Die Weine der jetzigen Generation, Vater Gerard und Sohn Jean Louis, sind Kultweine erster Güte, ungemein rar und schwer zu finden.

Hermitage Rouge 2013