Jean Louis Chave   Hermitage Blanc

2001 Hermitage Blanc

By Jean-Louis Chave

The 2001 Hermitage Blanc from Jean-Louis Chave, Rhone

In the tapestry of fine wine offerings, a particular thread of enchantment is spun by the 2001 Hermitage Blanc from the renowned Jean Louis-Chave. Sculpted with precision and vision, this aristocratic offering whispers tales of Rhone's grandeur and eloquence. The vintage stands in its own league, a testament to a remarkable year that bestowed the region with climatic munificence.


An Investable Elixir from an Exceptional Vintage

The venerable Jean-Louis Chave's prowess shines brightly with the 2001 Hermitage Blanc. Born from an epitome vintage year in Rhone, this timeless investment piece envelops your senses with an unforgettable symphony of powerful yet elegantly entwined flavours.

Bathing in the Rhone sunlight, the yielding Marsanne grapes have been meticulously sculpted into wine that saunters in whispers of honey and warm brioche. A flurry of pear, quince and white blossom notes pirouette like delicate dancers upon your taste buds.


A Glimpse into Rhone’s Terroir Through Time

There is little debate that climate plays a significant role in crafting a wine's personality. The year 2001 was renowned for its perfect marriage of sun and shower in Rhone, promoting an enviable vintage that gracefully matured with time - very much like our enduring 2001 Hermitage Blanc.

There is an undeniable echo of chalky soils and the infamous Rhone Mistral winds engraved into this wine’s body; this captivating profile has made the Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage Blanc 2001 an investable icon among fine wine enthusiasts worldwide.

It's not just a wine; it's a historical portrait; each sip revealing the capricious climate, the meticulous viticulture and the celebrated viniculture of Rhone in 2001. And beyond that, it’s an investable legacy, a token of time, a tangible echo of an exceptional vintage year. Lounging confidently in its prime with an enticing prospect of further maturity, the 2001 Hermitage Blanc by Jean-Louis Chave extends an invitation to savour, contemplate and invest in one of Rhone’s finest age-worthy creations.

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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. This family-run estate continues to go from strength to strength, with the father and son (Gerard and Jean-Louis) team pushing all the right buttons to achieve success at all quality levels. Jean-Louis Chave is responsible for several negociant wines. Importers: Langdon Shiverick, Cleveland, OH; tel. (216) 861-6800 and Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant, Berkeley, CA; tel. (510) 524-1524

Robert Parker Jr - The Wine Advocate, 29 June 2003

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