Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage 2011
96 Points Jeb Dunnuck
I love the 2011 Hermitage. (This vintage, in general, produced incredibly sexy, flamboyant wines that have drunk well since release.) Its deep ruby/purple color is followed by tons of sweet crème de cassis, peppery spice, sun-dried flowers, and the classic minerality that’s the defining feature of the Bessards lieu-dit that dominates this cuvée. It’s a brilliant wine on all accounts and can be enjoyed any time over the coming three decades.