Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage Rouge 2020 (Northern Rhone, France) - [JD 98-100] [DM 98] [VM 97-99] [WS 97]
Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage Rouge 2020 (Northern Rhone, France) - [JD 98-100] [DM 98] [VM 97-99] [WS 97]

Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage Rouge 2020
(Northern Rhone, France) - [JD 98-100] [DM 98] [VM 97-99] [WS 97]

Regular price $410.00 Sale price $379.97 Save $30.03

JD98 DM98 VM97 WS97
Only 4 items in stock!
Notes from the Winemaker:
Generally 100% destemmed, 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

98-100 Points - Jeb Dunnuck:
"Tasted out of tank, the 2020 Hermitage ranks with the legendary wines from this address. Reminding me of a slightly more elegant version of the 2010, it's a deep, inky hued effort revealing utterly classic Hermitage aromatics of darker cassis and blue fruits as well as a liquid rock-like sense of minerality. Young and primordial, it still has incredible purity and freshness in its aromatics. Full-bodied and powerful on the palate, this gorgeous wine is going to shine with just 4-6 years of bottle age yet age with the best of them. I would not be surprised to see this beauty have 40, 50, or even 60 years of life." - JD (Dec 2022)

98 Points - Decanter:
"What you find in the whites, you find in the reds,' says Jean-Louis Chave, alluding to the natural freshness and balance in the 2020 Hermitage lieux-dits. This shows a good sense of finesse, with discreet, elegant tannins and intensity without great power. It is a concentrated but restrained vintage of elegance and great precision. (Drink between 2030-2050)“ - Matt Walls (Oct 2021)

97-99 Points - Vinous:
"Tasted in components, before the final blending and rest before bottling, this wine is shaping up to be monumental, and it's from a domaine that has made far more than a few remarkable wines. There's intense dark fruit, suave floral and exotic spice character and a deep, energizing core of minerality, plus hints of olive, botanical herbs, licorice and smoked meat. But ultimately, it mainly focuses on powerful, vibrant fruit and floral qualities, making it a particularly elegant rendition of the appellation. I can't wait to see the bottled result." - Josh Raynolds (Dec 2022)

97 Points - Wine Spectator:
"Enchanting and complex, with stunning textural purity. Offers black cherry enveloped by mulling spices, gently toasted sandalwood and warm iron, with mocha and cigar box accents. Shows a pleasing chewiness as this builds in concentration and lushness toward the long, salty, mineral-rich finish. Just approaching perfect harmony, this will continue to evolve in gorgeous ways for years. Outstanding. Best from 2025 through 2042." - Josh Raynolds (May 2018)