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Rhône Style Old World - HERMITAGE, JL Chave. Rhône

2008 HERMITAGE (ROUGE), JL Chave. Northern Rhône

Alcohol Percentage: 14%
Area: The Hill of Hermitage in the northern Rhône produces what has long been called the 'king of wines' for its muscular, long-lived style. La Chapelle, from Jaboulet, may be the most famous wine, but the smaller family-run Chave have long been accepted as the top producer. They have 7 different plots on the hill, which he blends at the last possible moment
Grape Variety: 100% Syrah, aged in barrel for 2 years, with just a small proportion of new oak
Cellar Potential: 2015-2030, probably at its best around 2017
Old Bridge Rating: Tasted just once - at first surprisingly lacking in viscocity and obvious richness. The intensity emerges given 10 minutes in the glass
Press Reviews: 94 points, The Wine Spectator - "This is suave, with a smoldering tobacco note running from start to finish, while truffle, cocoa, braised fig and warm black currant confiture notes fill in the remaining space. Dense, but very silky along the edges, with remarkable harmony for the vintage. Drink now through 2022"

£145.00 per bottle
This wine does not qualify for a further case discount

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