Hermitage Rouge Chave Magnum 2012
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 2012 is a generous and opulent release with intense black fruits, beautiful floral perfume and deep mineral complexity. Though an excellent early-drinking prospect, it is typically refined and elegant, with no shortage of character and charm.