Domaine Jean-Louis Chave - Ermitage - Cuvee Cathelin - Rhone

Colour: Red
Country: france
Grape: Syrah
Region: rhone
Appellation: hermitage


98 Points - The Wine Advocate

"The 1991 is a sleeper. I suspect many readers have forgotten how spectacular this vintage was in the northern Rhone, particularly Cote Rotie.

When I arrived at 6:00 p.m., September 11, 2001, at Domaine Chave, I found Chave in tears and his family distraught. I had heard about the attacks on the World Trade Center, but not the subsequent collapse of both towers. Gerard Chave knows all about suicidal bombers, having served in the French military during the Algerian revolution. It took a long time to gather sufficient focus to do my tastings. However, the brilliant wines that unfolded in the cellars were, at least for several hours, a much needed antidote for pushing to the back of my mind the horror of 9-11-01." - 

Robert M. Parker, Jr.

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