2017 Chave Hermitage Rouge 1.5 L
Region: Northern Rhone
Distict / Appellation: Hermitage
Item No. 6s086
About This WineIt'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.
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.
In the northern Rhône, 2017 was a warmer vintage. 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, and magnum is the perfect format to capture it in.
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