2006 JEAN-LOUIS CHAVE Blanc 2006

JEAN-LOUIS CHAVE Blanc 2006 Zoom

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95-100 / 100


2006 JEAN-LOUIS CHAVE Blanc 2006

Condition Good

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215,00 € tax incl. 179,17 € tax excl.
Avis d'expert
99 / 100
Wine Spectator
Wine Spectator
(10-2009) Intense, rich and remarkably focused, this offers stunning purity of fruit, such as Jonagold apple and Cavaillon melon, along with enticing heather honey, roasted macadamia nut, orange blossom and dried persimmon notes, all laid over a dense but brilliantly defined palate. The nearly endless finish of beeswax and buttered brioche is absolutely fantastic. Drink now or hold for a decade. Perhaps the best white produced here to date.
96 / 100
Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate
Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate

(2-2017) Absolutely prodigious, with both blockbuster richness and an inherent weightlessness and elegance that shows how successful the vintage was for whites, the 2006 Hermitage Blanc offers incredible minerality as well as notes of white currants, buttered stone fruits and hints of honeycomb in a rich, layered, thrillingly pure style. It's drinking gorgeously today, but certainly has two decades of life remaining. This might be a dessert island white for me and count yourself lucky if you have a few bottles of this elixir in the cellar.

95 / 100
Stephen Tanzer
Stephen Tanzer


18 / 20
Jancis Robinson
Jancis Robinson

(11-2011) Mid gold. Rich, waxy and honeyed. Beeswax. Lots of freshness underneath too. Vibrates. Long and amazingly tense and exciting. Minerality substitutes for acid. Buzzy and then a streak of green keeps this very lively.

Vintage 2006
Rating 95-100
Region Rhône
Appellation Hermitage Blanc
Colour White
Volume 0.75 l
Price From 200 € to 300 €
Château Chave (Jean-Louis)
Country France
Château informations
Chave (Jean-Louis)
Jean Louis Chave's red wine is made of 10 hectares of vineyards including a parcel of very old vines, Les Roucoules, another parcel of 80-year-old vines, The Bessards, relatively young vines of the Hermit, extremely old vines in Péléat and Beaumes, and 50-year-old vines in Méal. Each of these parcels produces a wine with slightly different aromas, textures and tastes, but the "sum of parts" is much more interesting than the wines from individual parcels. The exception could be the Bessards which, in the best years, a part is made into the very rare cuvée called Cathelin. Chave's Hermitage Rouge becomes dazzling after several years of cellaring. Rich and concentrated, wonderfully complex and elegant, it develops a wide range of flavors from the smoky cassis, through notes of plum, leather, toast and spice. Chave's Hermitage Blanc has aromas of honey and creamy hazelnut, peach and apricot and a rare smoothness. It has the potential to age for several decades. These Hermitages are distinguished far above all others by their freshness, their balance, finesse, and their aging potential.

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