Jean Louis Chave   Hermitage Blanc

2014 Hermitage Blanc

By Jean-Louis Chave

2014 Hermitage Blanc from Jean-Louis Chave, Rhone

The 2014 Hermitage Blanc from Jean-Louis Chave stands as a paragon of elegantly matured Rhone wine, its carefully handled maturity reflected in the complexity and depth of character unique to this vintage. An inviting blend of Marsanne and Roussanne, the laudable whiteness of its origin shines through in a delightful palate awakening.


An equitable investment opportunity

There is no doubt that the reputation of Jean-Louis Chave as a master vigneron is magnified with this seductive, 2014 Hermitage Blanc. In the field of fine wine investment, this vintage offers an enticing opportunity. A superb blend that's both luscious yet nuanced in the glass, it proves an attractive option for seasoned oenophiles or emerging fine wine investors alike.

The captivating allure of the 2014 Hermitage Blanc stems from its unmistakably Rhone style - layered, rich and subtly bold.


Meticulous cultivation meets years climatic kindness

Arguably, the exemplary maturation of this elegant vintage can be partly attributed to the rather benign weather conditions of 2014 in Rhone. A serene summer, gently punctuated by sporadic rain spells, fostered a generous terroir for healthy vine growth. The result? A vintage emanating refreshing floral aromas interlaced with sweet hints of honey and quince.

The taste journey traverses a lush landscape—crisp pear, buoyant acidity and mellowed notes of almond and buttery brioche harmoniously commingle. This integration is testament to Jean-Louis Chave’s legendary mastery at coaxing out the fullest expression from each grape variety used in this classic Rhone blend.

Concluding this taste exploration, the 2014 Hermitage Blanc delivers a persistent and memorable aftertaste - a nod to the finesse of its lineage. Its complexity, harmony and inherent charm are a testament to the care taken in the vineyards of Rhone. Investing in the 2014 Hermitage Blanc by Jean-Louis Chave presents an opportunity to partake in opulence from one of the esteemed wine regions of the world.

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Chave continues to make a full-throttle, concentrated and unctuous Hermitage Blanc, and refuses to buy into the ridiculous trend toward making Sauvignon Blanc-like whites from this tiny, magical terroir. God bless him for that and there are few whites I’d rather drink than a mature Hermitage Blanc from this genius winemaker. Jean-Louis called 2014 a good year for the whites, and his 2014 Hermitage Blanc had just been bottled a month prior to my tasting. It has terrific minerality as well as classic stone fruits, buttered citrus, honeysuckle and crushed rock, full-bodied richness and an elegant, fresh, pure style. It will have two decades of longevity.

Jeb Dunnuck - The Wine Advocate, 30 December 2016

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