The Crown Jewel of the Northern Rhône: 2017 Chave Hermitage

Posted by Ian McFadden

It's early in the game, but it's very likely that Chave produced the greatest northern Rhône wine in 2017.

Of course, this isn't a surprise. The Chave family is Rhône royalty.

They produce some of the greatest expressions of Syrah in the world—no one coaxes more intensity, complexity, or refinement from the grape.

Today, I'm very happy to offer Chave's 2017 Hermitage for $284.95.

Chave's Hermitage is one of the aristocratic wines of the world. The 2017 Hermitage is a fascinating expression of this grand wine. The scale that it works on is epic. It joins vintages like 1990 and 2015 that are rich and powerful, but also possess an architecture and refinement that allows the wines to age for decades.

The 2017 was a warmer vintage for the northern Rhône. You can find many wines that combine the vintage's concentration with plush textures. Chave's 2017 beautifully tamed the ripeness of the vintage and wove it into a graceful and rigorous package. The 2017 is a tour de force.

Chave’s masterful Hermitage is the crown jewel of the northern Rhône. There’s simply no better expression of Syrah on the planet. The 2017 is another compelling testimony to this.

To order, email or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Ian McFadden

Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits

2017 Chave Hermitage

Special Bottle Price: $284.95

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