Hermitage Rouge Chave Magnum 2013
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 2013 is a broody and tannic but beautifully focussed release. There is ample fruit intensity and ethereal aromatic complexity but it the slightly statuesque structure will require a good amount of cellaring to see it truly emerge.