Hermitage Rouge 2018

Jean Louis Chave: Hermitage Rouge 2018



Zum Winzer

Syrah 100%
rot, trocken
15,0% Vol.
Trinkreife: 2029–2075
Verpackt in: 6er
pikant & würzig
Lobenberg: 99/100
Parker: 99/100
Jeb Dunnuck: 98–100/100
Galloni: 97/100
Wine Spectator: 97/100
Frankreich, Rhone, Nordrhone
Allergene: Sulfite, Abfüllerinformation

Heiner Lobenberg über:
Hermitage Rouge 2018


Lobenberg: Jean Louis Chave ist zu Recht DAS Paradebeispiel für weiße und rote Hermitage. Hier und da ist mal ein Chapoutier beeindruckend wilder und bombastisch, mal ein Ferraton abgespacter eingenwillig, mal ein Tardieu eleganter, mal ein Guigal geradliniger. Aber die wirklich unnachahmliche Eleganz und Feinheit und die Rausarbeitung der Jahrgangstypizität macht ihm niemand nach. Die Weine sind immer perfekt und archetypisch. Was nur ein Clos des Papes in Chateauneuf jedes Jahr in idealtypischer Form in die Flasche bringt ist eben in der Nordrhone Jean Louis Chave. Immer perfekt zeigend was der Jahrgang in bester Form zeigen kann. 99/100


Parker über: Hermitage Rouge

-- Parker: Chave's 2018 Hermitage is another in a long list of legends to emerge from this meticulously run estate. Showing remarkably complex aromas of pressed violets, ground cloves and cracked peppercorns against a backdrop of cassis, blueberries and licorice, it's a super effort. Full-bodied, concentrated, rich and velvety in feel, it's seamless and long—just the complete package in a wine that's surprisingly approachable, yet should prove capable of aging effortlessly for two decades or more. 99/100


Jeb Dunnuck über: Hermitage Rouge

-- Jeb Dunnuck: Lastly, the 2018 Hermitage is still resting in its individual components, and it’s such an education tasting through the samples from Bessards, Péléat, Méal, and Beaumes. In some years, each terroir is easy to see (the spice and complexity from Péléat, the opulence from the Méal, etc.), yet in 2018, the Méal was more structured and inward and the l’Ermite was shockingly opulent and powerful. The crème de la crème was the sample from Les Bessards, and wine doesn’t get any better than that in my opinion. Regardless, all the samples possess incredible quality and show classic, powerful aromatics reminiscent of a classic, almost cooler year paired with massive richness, depth, and structure on the palate. Possibly coming closest in my mind to a hypothetical mix of the 2009 and 2010, this is a legendary Chave Hermitage in the making. 98-100/100


Galloni über: Hermitage Rouge

-- Galloni: Opaque ruby. Powerful, smoke- and spice-accented black and blue fruit, exotic spice, olive, cured tobacco, cured bacon and violet aromas show superb clarity and a bright mineral top note. Deeply concentrated and broad on the palate, offering sappy, alluringly sweet cherry, blackcurrant, fruitcake, salty olive and violet pastille flavors plus hints of licorice and allspice. The wonderfully long, penetrating finish features resonating mineral, spice and floral notes and chewy tannins that build steadily. 97/100


Wine Spectator über: Hermitage Rouge

-- Wine Spectator: Gorgeously pure, with plum coulis, cassis, cherry purée and blackberry preserve flavors that are finely detailed and interwoven with singed anise, sweet tobacco and warm earth accents, then gilded with a subtle alder note through the finish. Long, very fine-grained and extremely precise. Best from 2024 through 2040. 97/100

Mein Winzer

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 2018