Original
22 Ratings
Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Saint Joseph Offerus

Wine Details

Varietal

Syrah

Style

Red

Region

Saint-JosephRhôneFrance

Wine Description

The Chave dynasty needs no introduction. Since 1483, when England was enduring
the War of the Roses, the Chaves have been been producing white and red
Hermitage of the highest quality, their quality in point of fact almost
embarrassingly better than that of all of the other producers on the famous
hillside. The latest scion is Jean Louis, erudite and affable by turn, his
natural ability enhanced by an international education, in particular at the
University of California Davis. The only problem with Jean-Louis'
Hermitage read more...vineyard is that it only covers 15 hectares, huge, it has to be said,
in terms of Hermitage itself, but tiny in the grand scheme of things. (hide)

Expert Reviews
  • Wine Spectator
    (2004 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 05/15/07