(2009 Vintage) An intriguing nose of hazelnut, dried flower and peach, similar flavours on the palate with gentle honeycomb notes, star anise and lemon, rich and intense but crisp and energetic wine with it. A vital, fragrant white Rhone of great balance.
Robert Parker"The exuberant 2007 Hermitage Blanc reveals notes of petroleum, crushed rocks, earth, white currants and peaches, an unctuous texture, high glycerin and good acidity. This big, thick white Hermitage will not be as long lived as the 2009, but for drinking over the next two decades, it is impossible to resist. Jean-Louis and Gerard Chave opened a bottle of the 2003 Hermitage Blanc to give me an idea of how this vintage is aging. This monumental offering, which flirts with perfection, has virtually no acidity and is aging beautifully. The Chaves believe it is a repeat of what Gerard’s father made in 1929."