Hermitage Rouge Chave 2016
Jean Louis Chave is undoubtedly one of the greatest producers of Hermitage Rouge. As one of the largest landowners in the Hermitage appellation Chave has vines spread across 9 of the finest lieux-dits, with the Rouge being made from 100% Syrah sourced from vines ranging between 50 and 85+ years of age. The 2016 release is full-bodied and luxuriant, offering up spicy black fruits with a subtle herbal streak and deep crushed stone minerality. With wonderful fineness of texture, this is surprisingly approachable but, as ever with Chave, the best will be unleashed with further cellaring.