Domaine Yann Chave
Rødvin - Syrah - 75 cl - 13,80 %
96 point - Vinous: "Saturated violet color. Highly fragrant black and blue fruits, incense, vanilla, exotic spices and a strong violet note on the expressive nose, along with smoky mineral and olive nuances that emerge with air. Sappy, penetrating and animated on the palate, showing impressive depth and delineation to its sweet boysenberry, cherry liqueur, salty olive, allspice and floral pastille flavors. At once rich and lively in character, finishing with impressive power, youthfully gripping tannins and lingering spice, mineral and floral notes. Aged in new, 600 liter oak barrels."
97 point - Decanter: "Introverted on the nose, but smooth and bold on the palate. A little more generosity and weight than some Hermitage this year, also slightly higher alcohol. Harmonious, with good acidity and integrated oak, it is detailed and defined on the palate. A large-framed but calm and collected wine with a good sense of purity and typicity, this is a serious Hermitage. Vines of nearly 50 years of age, grown organically on lieux-dits Beaumes and Péléat, matured in demi-muids with malolactic fermentation in barrel."
94+ point - Jeb Dunnuck: "I loved Yann's 2020 Hermitage, a classic, rich, yet also complex Hermitage with tons of character. Revealing a deep, saturated purple hue as well as classic blackberry and cassis fruits, it opens up beautifully with air to show more spice, leather, loamy earth, and dried flower-like nuances. Full-bodied on the palate, it starts out rather up-front and approachable yet closes down quickly, showing more tannic grip, structure, and minerality. It's a pure, balanced, incredibly impressive Hermitage that deserves 5-6 years of bottle age and will drink nicely over the following 15+."
Yann Chaves Hermitage stammer fra to climats, Beaume og Péléat, på tilsammen 1,2 ha. på Hermitage højens østlige side. Jorderne er her domineret af løss, og med en god eksponering mod syd-vest. Vinstokkene er i snit 30 år gamle. En stor, magtfuld, kompleks og dyb Hermitage, der kombinerer sin kraft, fylde og intensitet med en superb mineralitet og elegance.