Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage Blanc 2020 (Northern Rhone, France) - [JD 99,
Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage Blanc 2020 (Northern Rhone, France) - [JD 99,
Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage Blanc 2020 (Northern Rhone, France) - [JD 99,

Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage Blanc 2020
(Northern Rhone, France) - [JD 99, #10 Top 100 of '23] [WS 98] [WA 98] [DM 98]

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Winemaker Notes:

Generally 100% de-stemmed, as the Hermitage is meant to be about the expression of the individual vineyards and soils and Jean-Louis believes that stems have a tendency to level out the differences. Fermentation in wood tonneaux and stainless steel tanks. Aged in barriques for 30 months.

Ratings & Reviews

99 Points - 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 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. - JD (Dec 2022)

98 Points - 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. 1,100 cases made, 125 cases imported."

98 Points - Decanter Magazine:
"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."  - Matt Walls (Sept 2021)

96-98 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
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.