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I have had the pleasure to host a few Domaine J-L Chave Hermitage events over the years. I’ve done so because I believe it is one of the greatest wines in the world – actually, two of the greatest wines in the world (the white is as magnificent as the red). Very few events have gone as far back as this – to 1975 – the bottles are now just so rare. But to really understand the long ageing curve of the reds (40 years or so), one needs to go back that far, and therefore, so too do we!

Hermitage has been known for centuries to produce potent yet refined, very long lived red wines. Here, Syrah and granite combine perfectly to bring out Syrah’s florals, bright berry fruits, minerality and – at best – a gamey/meaty savouriness, and ‘garrigue’ note of thyme or rosemary. The strength feels more sinewy than blockbustery, and the wine’s intensity, and sweet/savoury/crisp balance begs for hearty food.

Lesser known are the Hermitage whites. Roussanne provides complexity and aromatics, while Marsanne provides flesh and texture. White Hermitage is as long lived as the red, though we see them far less often in Hong Kong than their grand cru white Burgundy counterparts.

The J-L Chave estate is one of our favourites in all the world of fine wine. A family domaine of many generations, where quality is exceptional, and the style is expressive, and stylish without too much “make up”. They hold numerous plots across many of the quite different little “lieux dits” of Hermitage. However, instead of vinifying and bottling them as separate labels, they are blended to produce a red and a white. So, rather than the soloist expression of exalted sites like L’Ermite, Bessards, or Le Méal, we see the full symphonic richness of texture, detail and colour that comes from blending the sites to make Hermitage Blanc and Hermitage Rouge.

We've been wanting to come down to share wine with our wine-loving friends in Singapore and felt the wines of J-L Chave would be a great way to start. 

Wines to be served:
2005 Domaine J.L. Chave Hermitage Blanc
1989 Domaine J.L. Chave Hermitage Blanc

1999 Domaine J.L. Chave Hermitage Rouge
1998 Domaine J.L. Chave Hermitage Rouge
1997 Domaine J.L. Chave Hermitage Rouge
1990 Domaine J.L. Chave Hermitage Rouge

1989 Domaine J.L. Chave Hermitage Rouge
1985 Domaine J.L. Chave Hermitage Rouge
1983 Domaine J.L. Chave Hermitage Rouge
1981 Domaine J.L. Chave Hermitage Rouge

1978 Domaine J.L. Chave Hermitage Rouge
1976 Domaine J.L. Chave Hermitage Rouge
1975 Domaine J.L. Chave Hermitage Rouge

Domaine J-L Chave Hermitage Dinner in Singapore: Mature Vintages Back to the 1970s
Wine Luncheons and Dinners
Date Wednesday 23 January 2019
Time 19:00 - 22:00
Venue Gunther’s Restaurant (36 Purvis Street No. 01-03, Singapore 188613)
Ticket HKD 8,800 per seat
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Event wine list

Vintage Wine Bottle size Score
2005 Domaine J.L. Chave Hermitage Blanc 750ml WA96
1989 Domaine J.L. Chave Hermitage Blanc 750ml WA92
1999 Domaine J.L. Chave Hermitage Rouge 750ml WA96
1998 Domaine J.L. Chave Hermitage Rouge 750ml WA93
1997 Domaine J.L. Chave Hermitage Rouge 750ml WA94
1990 Domaine J.L. Chave Hermitage Rouge 750ml WA99
1989 Domaine J.L. Chave Hermitage Rouge 750ml WA95
1985 Domaine J.L. Chave Hermitage Rouge 750ml WA91
1983 Domaine J.L. Chave Hermitage Rouge 750ml WA93
1981 Domaine J.L. Chave Hermitage Rouge 750ml -
1978 Domaine J.L. Chave Hermitage Rouge 750ml WA96
1976 Domaine J.L. Chave Hermitage Rouge 750ml -
1975 Domaine J.L. Chave Hermitage Rouge 750ml -

Wines available for sale

Vintage Wine Bottle Size Unit of sale Qty of unit Qty of btl Btl price (HKD) Score Location
2005 Domaine J.L. Chave - Hermitage Blanc 1500 BOTTLE 5 5 5,500 WA96 HK
1990 Domaine J.L. Chave - Hermitage 750 BOTTLE 26 26 8,500 WA99 HK
2005 Domaine J.L. Chave - Hermitage Blanc
1500 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 5,500 / BTL 5 BTL available
Bottle size
1500
Qty of unit
5
Qty of btl
5
Btl price (HKD)
5,500
Score
WA96
Location
HK
1990 Domaine J.L. Chave - Hermitage
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 8,500 / BTL 26 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
26
Qty of btl
26
Btl price (HKD)
8,500
Score
WA99
Location
HK
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