Hermitage Blanc 2020

Jean Louis Chave: Hermitage Blanc 2020



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Marsanne, Roussanne
weiß, trocken
15,0% Vol.
Trinkreife: 2026–2072
Verpackt in: 6er
exotisch & aromatisch
Lobenberg: 100/100
Jeb Dunnuck: 99/100
Decanter: 98/100
Wine Spectator: 98/100
Parker: 96–98/100
Frankreich, Rhone, Nordrhone
Allergene: Sulfite, Abfüllerinformation

Heiner Lobenberg über:
Hermitage Blanc 2020


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. 100/100


Jeb Dunnuck über: Hermitage Blanc

-- Jeb Dunnuck: Another heavenly white from this estate is the 2020 Hermitage Blanc, which is the usual 80% Marsanne and 20% Roussanne from a mix of lieux-dits. Incredibly perfumed with notes of acacia flowers, buttered stone fruits, toasted brioche, honeysuckle, and crushed stone, it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, a seamless, layered texture, beautiful mid-palate depth, and a great finish. The purity, balance, and intensity here are just about off the charts, and this beauty deserves a solid decade of bottle age, although you'll be excused if you drink one in its youth as well. 99/100


Decanter über: Hermitage Blanc

-- Decanter: The 2020 vintage is 'an amazing surprise', according to Jean-Louis Chave. 'It's like the vines adapted to the heat of the vintage - so it's full of hope for me.' A tasting of the different lieux-dits confirms that although this is a hot, dry vintage, the whites have a great sense of freshness, balance and vivacity. This doesn't have the same sense of power and extract as the 2017 or 2019; it is slimmer and more precise, will offer a lot of pleasure early on and will age well, too. 98/100


Wine Spectator über: Hermitage Blanc

-- Wine Spectator: Takes your breath away. Showing extraordinary concentration, vivid energy and precision, this is sunny and warm, with a generous core of peach and apple flanked by mineral, smoke, subtle toast and finely crushed salt. Reveals lemon oil and green herbs on the powerful, seemingly endless finish. Incredibly alluring now, this has a long life ahead in the cellar -- for those who can resist. Marsanne and Roussanne. Drink now through 2035. From France. 98/100


Parker über: Hermitage Blanc

-- Parker: I tasted five different lots that will be blended into the 2020 Hermitage Blanc, from Péléat, l'Ermite and three parts of Les Rocoules. Full-bodied, honeyed and rich, this should be another outstanding vintage for Chave's white, with the incredible lushness of the bigger wines balanced by the zestiness found at the top of Les Rocoules and the delicacy and freshness of L'Ermite. 96-98/100

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 Blanc 2020