Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage Rouge Farconnet 2014

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Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage Rouge Farconnet 2014

2,490.00

RHONE | FRANCE

Deep dark ruby purple in color, a classic Hermitage nose to violets, cassis, pepper and a hint of black olive, spice and vanilla. On the palate it has a great entry, lovely solid cassis and dark fruits, a tinge of anise, brambly blackberry, ripe tannins and good underlying acidity to keep it fresh and pure and delineated on the palate. Perhaps not the power and complexity of the Hermitage at $200+ (a wine that also needs a decade or more of bottle age before it truly shines), but darn close, and a truly beautiful wine that gets at the essence of this great terroir, is reasonably affordable, has so much of the hallmark elements of the Grand Vin. And in true "second wine" style, delivers it all in a wine that is much more approachable (drink now with lamb and a decant and over the next 4-10+ years) and while not inexpensive, at a fraction of the price and is a superb value.

Varietals: Syrah

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