2018 Yann Chave Hermitage (750ml)15 2 0 0
Yann Chave took over from his father, Bernard, in 2001. He makes his Hermitage from just four acres. The vines are thirty year-old from two small parcels in the lieux dits of Baumes and le Péléat. He de-stems the bunches, ferments with indigenous yeasts and raises this wine in six hundred liter casks. Viticulture has been organic since 2007.
"Gorgeous black raspberry and cassis fruits as well as complex saddle leather, dried flower, spice, and stony minerality all emerge from the 2018 Hermitage. One of the finest wines I've tasted from Yann Chave, this beautiful wine is full-bodied and has a rounded, expansive texture, building tannins, and again, a wonderful sense of minerality. This stunning Hermitage will benefit from 4-5 years of bottle age and cruise for two decades. Bravo!" 97 points - Jeb Dunnuck (Nov. 2020)