2001 Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage Blanc

2001 Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage Blanc

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96 points James Suckling

Super chalky nose with peach blossom and orange blossom leading to peach, orange citrus and orange peel flavors. This still has a little of the flesh and puppy fat on the palate. Still building. Extremely complex and very powerful. Drink now.  (9/2017)

94 points Wine Spectator

This is a streamlined, racy white, despite its lush, waxy texture. Full-bodied and loaded with white peach, lanolin, brioche, orange blossom and almond flavors. Long and powerful on the finish; with fine detail already, this should only get better. (JL)  (8/2004)

92-94 points Wine Advocate

I tasted component parts of the 2001 Hermitage blanc. Aromas of acacia flowers, honeysuckle, and citrus were followed by a medium to full-bodied white with loads of glycerin as well as heady fruit and alcohol. Elegant, medium to full-bodied, and crisper, it is more obviously backward than the 2000. (RP)  (6/2003)

93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

Pure, subtle aromas of yellow plum, spices, flowers and nutty oak. At once sweet and gripping, with a glyceral middle given shape by flavors of lemon skin and spices. Very subtle and very long, finishing with terrific backbone. (ST)  (2/2005)

Jancis Robinson

Orange peel, bergamot, herbs, lavender and a toffee/caramel note on the palate. Sheer joy, and as usual, not an ounce of fat on display. 18/20 points. (RH)  (10/2019)