2015 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage Hermitage Rhône France Wine Tasting Note

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2015
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The explosive nose serves up licorice, smoke, cherry liqueur, dried flowers, dark red cherries, blueberries, smoke, and Asian slices explodes in the perfume. The wine is palate staining, dense, earthy, full-bodied, and intense, the wine is also balanced, symmetrical and dense. The lush, opulent, youthful finish expands, and intensifies as it lingers on your palate. If you prefer fruit-forward wines, open and decant. Else, wait a bit. Drink from 2025-2060.

The explosive nose serves up licorice, smoke, cherry liqueur, dried flowers, dark red cherries, blueberries, smoke, and Asian slices explodes in the perfume. The wine is palate staining, dense, earthy, full-bodied, and intense, the wine is also balanced, symmetrical and dense. The lush, opulent, youthful finish expands, and intensifies as it lingers on your palate. If you prefer fruit-forward wines, open and decant. Else, wait a bit. Drink from 2025-2060.

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Mind-blowing in every sense of the word! This just grabbed my attention from the first, sniff and kept it there after the initial sip. The levels of concentration here are off the hook. The tannins are polished, silky and feel great on the palate. The fruit offers purity, symmetry and sweetness, along with spice, iron, crushed rock, pepper and herbal accents. The finish doesn\\\'t let go for at least 60 seconds. You should wait at least 15 years, or more, but this worth the wait, and the cost, if you find and afford it.

Mind-blowing in every sense of the word! This just grabbed my attention from the first, sniff and kept it there after the initial sip. The levels of concentration here are off the hook. The tannins are polished, silky and feel great on the palate. The fruit offers purity, symmetry and sweetness, along with spice, iron, crushed rock, pepper and herbal accents. The finish doesn\\\'t let go for at least 60 seconds. You should wait at least 15 years, or more, but this worth the wait, and the cost, if you find and afford it.

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When to Drink JL Chave, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Domaine JL Chave is not a wine that can be enjoyed young The wine needs time, at least 10 years or more and needed before the wine becomes civilized. At that point, 1-3 hours of decanting are recommended to allow the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment.

Domaine JL Chave is usually better with 10-15 of bottle age. Of course, that can vary slightly, depending on the vintage. In the best vintages, the wine should be consumed within 15-45 years after the vintage.

Serving JL Chave with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips

JL Chave is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift.

Domaine JL Chave is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised, barbecued, and grilled dishes as well as smoked meats. Domaine JL Chave is also good with Asian dishes, and hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms, cheese, and pasta.

The white wine of Domaine JL Chave is best served with a myriad of different seafood dishes, shellfish, crab, lobster, sushi, sashimi, chicken, pork, and veal, as well as Asian cuisine.