Chave Hermitage Blanc 2003
Jean Louis Chave is one of our favourite producers in the Rhone Valley and we always like putting his wine on tasting. But its not everyday we get to taste his white wine. Only 1/4 of his Hermitage vineyards are planted with white grapes—Marsanne and Rousanne. The wine is aged for up to 2 years in old oak barrels before bottling.
Jeb Dunnuck: "Another sensational white that made my eyes roll back in my head, the 2003 Hermitage Blanc is even more over the top and decadent than the '09. Possessing almost no acidity, it's a flamboyant, massively concentrated, decadent and heady effort that's overflowing with notions of honey, caramelized oranges, currants, licorice and buttered hazelnuts. Staying fresh and lively, it's a monumental Hermitage Blanc that will probably live forever on its sheer concentration." 99 points