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Yann Chave

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2012 Yann Chave  (Hermitage) 92

Still bearing the deep color from its youth, the wine is loaded with ripe, sweet, peppery, dark red berries, earth and chalky, rocks and stones. There is a solid depth of flavor and plenty of bright, red, spicy fruits in the finish. Another 5 years of cellaring should be perfect for this wine.

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2012 Yann Chave Blanc  (Crozes-Hermitage) 87

Medium. full bodied, with a yellow and orange, buttery, citrus character, oily textures and a fruit and stone finish. The wine was made from a blend of 70% Marsanne and 30% Roussanne.

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2010 Yann Chave  (Hermitage) 94

Young, inky, dark and brooding, with a few hours of air, the wine started to really open up. The wine is concentrated, rich and long. The licorice, cracked pepper, rock, earth and ripe, fresh blackberries are there from start to finish in the nose and on the palate. Another 5 -10 years will add a lot of complexity to this wine.

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2009 Yann Chave  (Hermitage) 92

Still holding on tight, yet, there is no doubt as to how this is going to grow up. With good concentration, depth of flavor, and plenty of ripe tannin coupled with a showcase of smoked meat, thyme, blackberry, dark cherry and crushed rocks, the wine will need another 7-10 years before it starts showing its best.

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2009 Yann Chave Le Rouvre  (Crozes-Hermitage) 90

Young, deeply colored, vibrant, tannic, full bodied and demanding time, with effort, peppery, fresh dark berries, earth and spices come to the forefront.

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