The greatest wines Chave has produced since 2003 are the two cuvees of 2009 Hermitage. The 2009 Hermitage exhibits a black/purple color along with a sumptuous nose of roasted meats, ground pepper, black currants, blackberry jam, and subtle smoke and licorice. The extraordinary bouquet is followed by a wine of extravagant intensity as well as tremendous focus and precision. While not as powerful as the blockbuster 2003, the amazing 2009 may turn out to be a modern day version of their magnificent 1990 (which is drinking incredibly well at present). Anyone who loves Hermitage and has a cold cellar should be lining up to get a few bottles of this beauty. Robert Parker
Owner/Winemaker Ramey Wine Cellars
Pretty good Syrah...
Pretty good Syrah...9.7
Owner/Winemaker Ferdinand Wines
The fancy one.
The fancy one.9.7
One of the first wines that first made me go wow back in 2004! This 2009 is awesome!
One of the first wines that first made me go wow back in 2004! This 2009 is awesome!9.8
Grilled steak, earth, perfume, seamless, amazing volume.
Grilled steak, earth, perfume, seamless, amazing volume.9.6