Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage Syrah 2013

$275

(this wine is the final blend and was resting in holding tanks in preparation for bottling, andquot;probably in March,andquot; according to Chave): Inky ruby. Vibrant black and blue fruit aromas are complicated by suggestions of candied flowers, incense and licorice, and a bright mineral nuance adds lift. Sweet, fleshy and focused, offering palate-staining cherry compote, black raspberry and violet pastille flavors accented by smoky Indian spices and a hint of cracked pepper. Shows impressive depth but comes off surprisingly lithe, finishing with superb focus and length and fine-grained tannins that sneak in slowly. -Josh Raynolds, 2016

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Ratings on Delectable

Matt Nason Delectable Pro

Pepper and bright cherries with that beautiful herbaceous northern Rhône loveliness. Chave, all day players.

Pepper and bright cherries with that beautiful herbaceous northern Rhône loveliness. Chave, all day players.

9.5

Chris McClellan Delectable Pro

I mean, just not much to say..perfection...Pure fruit thats just ripe, not tart, not jammy, carries thru to the end, acid medium plus, savory/meaty/black pepper swimming in the glass with long finish..just outstanding...

I mean, just not much to say..perfection...Pure fruit thats just ripe, not tart, not jammy, carries thru to the end, acid medium plus, savory/meaty/black pepper swimming in the glass with long finish..just outstanding...

9.5

Vincent Seufert Delectable Pro

Marsanne at its best. Rich concentrated explosive fruit, citrus and spices.

Marsanne at its best. Rich concentrated explosive fruit, citrus and spices.

9.3

Ryan Mullins Delectable Pro

2013 is dripping with granite! Digg!

2013 is dripping with granite! Digg!

Mario Vaillancourt

Decanted only 90 minutes, would have needed at least twice that. Aromas show a meaty side to start with, menthol, moving and getting more complex and aromatic with white pepper, dark fruits violets and herbs. The palate is powerful, full and dense, deep with lots of class, good length and with tannins that are not yet tamed and show a touch of rusticity and youth. A great bottle but a great bottle to be mostly, still needs 4-5 years. 93-94 Carafé 90 minutes seulement, aurait eu besoin du double au moins. Nez animal, viandeux un peu au départ, menthol, qui se complexifie et bonifie avec du poivre blanc, fruits noirs, des herbes et de la violette. Une bouche puissante, beaucoup de profondeur et de classe tout en ayant des tannins encore un peu sauvages et pas tout a fait domptés, belle longueur. Un grand vin, mais surtout un grand vin en devenir, a besoin de 4-5 ans encore au minimum. 93-94

Decanted only 90 minutes, would have needed at least twice that. Aromas show a meaty side to start with, menthol, moving and getting more complex and aromatic with white pepper, dark fruits violets and herbs. The palate is powerful, full and dense, deep with lots of class, good length and with tannins that are not yet tamed and show a touch of rusticity and youth. A great bottle but a great bottle to be mostly, still needs 4-5 years. 93-94 Carafé 90 minutes seulement, aurait eu besoin du double au moins. Nez animal, viandeux un peu au départ, menthol, qui se complexifie et bonifie avec du poivre blanc, fruits noirs, des herbes et de la violette. Une bouche puissante, beaucoup de profondeur et de classe tout en ayant des tannins encore un peu sauvages et pas tout a fait domptés, belle longueur. Un grand vin, mais surtout un grand vin en devenir, a besoin de 4-5 ans encore au minimum. 93-94

9.3

Chris

And we’re on to the Chave! Pepper and spice and everything nice.

And we’re on to the Chave! Pepper and spice and everything nice.

9.5

David MacMillan

Gearing up for the big Rhône trip. This Chave was drinking well for a 2013 but still a little on the young side, began to open up after about 2h in the decanter, still a fantastic wine, supple, elegant, incredible nose.

Gearing up for the big Rhône trip. This Chave was drinking well for a 2013 but still a little on the young side, began to open up after about 2h in the decanter, still a fantastic wine, supple, elegant, incredible nose.

9.3

Cody White

Tasted with Maggie Harrison. Just beautiful. What a treat! So elegant.

Tasted with Maggie Harrison. Just beautiful. What a treat! So elegant.

9.4

Location

  • 606A West 28th Street
    New York, NY 10001

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    Saturday: 12pm - 8pm
    Sunday: 12pm - 7pm

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