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J.L. Chave Sélection Hermitage Blanc Blanche 2019

R950.00 inc. VAT
"Another incredible white from this family is the 2019 Hermitage Blanc, a powerful, concentrated, and remarkably pure Hermitage that has laser-like focus as well as textbook Marsanne notes of quince, green almond, powdered rock, licorice, and spice. It’s still tight, focused, and inward at present, yet it reminds me of the 2018 with its purity and rare mix of power and elegance. It’s worth trying a bottle any time over the coming 3-5 years, but after that, I’d recommend waiting until after 2031. 98+" - Jeb Dunnuck

J.L. Chave Sélection Hermitage “Farconnet” 2019

R995.00 inc. VAT
"The 2019 Hermitage Farconnet comes from a mix of Péléat, Les Doignières, and Les Greffieux, and it was raised in used barrels. It has a classic Northern Rhône bouquet of ripe red and blackberry fruit as well as saddle leather, forest floor, ground pepper, and spring flowers. Needing a short decant, it's medium to full-bodied, has a supple, elegant mouthfeel, those classic Hermitage ultra-fine tannins, and a great finish. It's already drinking nicely yet has a solid 10-12 years of longevity ahead of it." - Jeb Dunnuck

J.L. Chave Sélection Crozes-Hermitage Blanc “Sybèle” 2021

R395.00 inc. VAT
Around 70% Marsanne and 30% Roussanne from vineyards planted between mid-1990s and early 2010s from Larnage.

J.L. Chave Sélection Crozes-Hermitage “Silène” 2021

R395.00 inc. VAT
100% Syrah sourced from hillside vineyards in Larnage and Gervans. 50% of the blend comes from a parcel of young vines owned by Jean-Louis, which is situated on back, east-facing flank of the Hermitage hill.

J.L. Chave Sélection Saint-Joseph Blanc “Circa” 2021

R494.99 inc. VAT
" Composed of 100% Roussanne, the 2021 Saint Joseph Circa Blanc is terrific. Offering a classic perfume of ripe pears, honeycomb, quince, and sappy flowers, it picks up a beautiful sense of minerality with time in the glass. Medium-bodied, nicely concentrated, rich, and layered, it's one heck of an impressive Northern Rhône white that's going to shine for at least 3-5 years, and I wouldn't be surprised to see it have an interesting evolution over the coming decade." - Jeb Dunnuck

J.L. Chave Sélection Saint-Joseph “Offerus” 2021

R494.99 inc. VAT
"Shockingly good given the difficulties in Crozes during the growing season (it rained - a lot), the 2021 Crozes-Hermitage Silene has a pretty, complex, elegant perfume of red berries, spring flowers, cedary herbs, and pepper, with some classic Northern Rhône bacon fat. Nicely textured, medium-bodied, and elegant, with good ripeness, it's a rock-solid, classic, old school-styled Crozes to enjoy over the coming 7-8 years." - Jeb Dunnuck

J.L. Chave Sélection Saint-Joseph Blanc “Circa” 2020

R494.99 inc. VAT
100% Roussanne with grapes sourced from granitic soils in Mauves. The wine is 100% barrel fermented and is aged for 14 months in barrique.

J.L. Chave Sélection Saint-Joseph “Offerus” 2020

R494.99 inc. VAT
100% Syrah with 80% of the fruit coming from Mauves, Tournon and St. Jean – all vineyards owned by Jean-Louis.