One of the World’s Best Syrahs: 2018 Domaine JL Chave Hermitage Rouge
You know what's great about family gatherings? Being able to share with them one of the greatest bottles of wine on the face of the earth. Do you want to transcend grandma's taste buds into another dimension of flavors and wonder?
Before your grandparents were born the Chave family was producing the best Syrahs in the world. Their 'best in the universe' Syrah's actually precede them. Since 1481, they've been the undisputed kings of Syrah.
The 2018 Domaine JL Chave Hermitage Rouge is a wine from a family that's been producing wine and passing down knowledge for 16 generations of unbroken lineage. They know what they're doing and they're the best at it.
The wine was cultivated in a fantastic vintage. In 2018 the Northern Rhone had nearly perfect weather from June to September (harvest) which resulted in evenly ripe and healthy grapes. Jeb Dunnuck–aka the Rhone master–bestowed the vintage with a 97 point score. The second-highest mark of the last decade (99 points in 2015), which has produced a string of phenomenal vintages (15, 16, 17, 18).
There's 100 point potential here. Two scores from barrel samples tasting published by Jeb Dunnuck and Robert Parker rated the wine 98-100 and 97-100 respectively.
"This is a legendary Chave Hermitage in the making." ~Jeb Dunnuck
When making a list of the greatest wine estate in France it goes a little like this... Lafite, Petrus, DRC, Chave. They're one of France's most impressive wine dynasties that can only be appreciated when you open one of their bottles.
If you haven't experienced a bottle of Hermitage from the Chave family–this is one of the greatest red wines you'll ever taste–the time is now.
How to drink Chave like a pro:
- Decant the wine for 6+ hours
- Pour glass
- Swirl, sniff, and sip
- Enjoy the gold standard of Syrah
Don't wait to reserve your bottle(s). This tiny allocation will be vaporized by sundown. This email will now self-destruct (JK but my mouth is exploding with flavor after tasting the magnificent 2018 Chave Hermitage).
There's a party inside the a bottle of 2018 Chave and you're invited.
Purchase your ticket below.