Hermitage Rouge Chave Magnum 2014
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 2014 is perhaps less flamboyant than subsequent vintages (2015 and 2016 particularly) but represents a wonderfully elegant and slightly more floral iteration of this legendary wine. With softer tannins and less immense concentration of fruit, it is a slightly earlier drinking option and should continue to deliver drinking pleasure over the next decade.