Hermitage Jean-Louis Chave 2010 - Lot of 1 Bottle

Hermitage Jean-Louis Chave 2010

  • Spices
  • Gastronomic wine
  • Icon wine
  • Color: Red
  • 14.50 %
  • Intensity
  • Silky

An exceptional wine for ageing. Often closed in its youth, this Hermitage develops an aromatic palette and level of complexity almost unrivalled anywhere in the appellation. More info

  • Quantity: 1 Bottle
  • Level:1 into-neck
  • Label: 1 slightly marked label, 1 very slightly damaged label
  • Country/Region: Rhône
  • Appellation/Wine: Hermitage
  • Producer/Owner: Jean-Louis Chave
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Hermitage Jean-Louis Chave serve at a temperature of 16°C. It will pair perfectly with the following dishes: Gibiers, Côte de boeuf braisée, Poularde truffée.

What the experts say...

Pure perfection, the 2010 Hermitage reminds Jean-Louis Chave of their 1990. It appears to be a richer, fresher example of what I remember the 1990 tasting like in 1992. The wine exhibits an opaque purple color along with an extraordinary bouquet of sweet blackberry fruit intermixed with creme de cassis, lead pencil shavings, acacia flowers, bouquet garni, meat and crushed rocks. Full-bodied and stunningly rich with laser-like precision, this is a powerful, massive yet exceptionally well-balanced wine that should be forgotten for a decade and drunk over the following 30-40 years.

Lot presentation
Hermitage Jean-Louis Chave

Cuvée presentation

Domaine Chave's red Hermitage stands out from the appellation's other wines for its rather unusual journey: often very closed in its youth, seeming to suggest little development, it finally opens up, sometimes after very many years, thus undergoing a true metamorphosis. Patient connoisseurs can then discover a nectar in full bloom, with exceptional potential for keeping – half a century in the case of a good year. Full-bodied and concentrated, beautifully complex and racy, it develops a wide range of flavours ranging from blackcurrant to smoky, through roasted notes of prune, leather and spices.

Information about domain Jean-Louis Chave

The Chave family has been making wine in the Rhone since the end of the 15th Century when a local lord granted them a vineyard plot. Jean-Louis Chave, son of Gérard, is currently at the helm of this mythical property on the Colline de l’Hermitage and continues to set himself challenges. The most recent of these was his acquisition of the phylloxera-devastated Clos Florentin in 2009. He also revived some vineyard parcels on the slopes of Bachasson in the Saint-Joseph appellation in the 1990s. The domain strives to bring out the best in its terroirs but does not produce single parcel wines or "super cuvées". The only exception to this is cuvée Cathelin which is named after a deceased artist friend of the winegrower. This cuvée is only produced in noteworthy years and production is limited to 2000 bottles. Jean-Louis Chave strives to perpetuate the domain’s distinctive style of wine, staying faithful to the ancestral practices that forged its reputation. This means carefully controlled yields, no artificial herbicides or fertilisers, harvesting grapes as late as possible to achieve optimum ripeness, and a very low intervention winemaking process to allow the wine to develop as it chooses. Each parcel’s crop is vinified and barrel-aged separately so that it fully expresses its distinctive character. This is what gives the final blend its beautiful complexity.

Detailed characteristics

  • Quantity: 1 Bottle
  • Level: 1 into-neck
  • Label: 1 slightly marked label, 1 very slightly damaged label
  • Origin: Private individual
  • Recoverable VAT: No
  • Original Wooden Case: No
  • French customs seal: yes
  • Alcohol percentage: 14.50 %
  • Country/Region: Rhône
  • Appellation/Wine: Hermitage
  • Producer/Owner: Jean-Louis Chave
  • Vintage: 2010
  • Color: Red
  • Service temperature: 16°
  • Viticulture: Conventional
  • Size (in ha): 10
  • Volume: 25000 bottles
  • Intensity: Silky
  • Dominant aroma: Spices
  • Tasting occasion: Gastronomic wine
  • Grape variety: 100% Syrah
Hermitage Jean-Louis Chave
Hermitage Jean-Louis Chave

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iDealwine price estimate
Hermitage Jean-Louis Chave 2010

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  • Current auction price estimate(1)
    Hermitage Jean-Louis Chave 2010

  • €36840
  • €45436 Highest price:
  • €356 Lowest price:

  • Latest auction prices

  • 12/03/2020 : 362
  • 12/03/2020 : 368€40
  • 12/03/2020 : 356
  • 12/03/2020 : 362€50
  • 12/03/2020 : 364€33

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