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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.
 
I doubt any venue in Hong Kong has opened and served more bottles of J-L Chave Hermitage than Amuse Bouche, so that is where we are entrusting the matching of these wines to great cuisine. We are in for a treat!

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Domaine J-L Chave Hermitage Dinner, Wednesday, 14th March - Mature Vintages Back to the 1970s
Wine Luncheons and Dinners
Date Wednesday 14 March 2018
Time 19:30 - 22:30
Venue Amuse Bouche (22/F, the HENNESSY, 256 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong)
Ticket HKD 7,200 per seat
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Event wine list

Vintage Wine Bottle size Score
2005 Domaine J.L. Chave Hermitage Blanc 750ml WA96
1993 Domaine J.L. Chave Hermitage Blanc 750ml WA88
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
1979 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 750 BOTTLE 8 8 1,800 WA96 HK
2005 Domaine J.L. Chave - Hermitage Blanc 1500 BOTTLE 1 1 4,000 WA96 HK
2005 Domaine J.L. Chave - Hermitage Blanc 1500 OC6 1 6 4,000 WA96 HK
1975 Domaine J.L. Chave - Hermitage 750 BOTTLE 1 1 7,000 - HK
1976 Domaine J.L. Chave - Hermitage 750 BOTTLE 1 1 7,000 - SHOP
1978 Domaine J.L. Chave - Hermitage 1500 BOTTLE 1 1 40,000 WA96 HK
1985 Domaine J.L. Chave - Hermitage 750 BOTTLE 1 1 4,200 WA91 HK-P
1989 Domaine J.L. Chave - Hermitage 750 BOTTLE 2 2 5,500 WA95 HK
1989 Domaine J.L. Chave - Hermitage 750 BOTTLE 1 1 5,500 WA95 HK-P
1999 Domaine J.L. Chave - Hermitage 750 OC12 1 12 3,200 WA96 HK
2005 Domaine J.L. Chave - Hermitage Blanc
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 1,800 / BTL 8 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
8
Qty of btl
8
Btl price (HKD)
1,800
Score
WA96
Location
HK
2005 Domaine J.L. Chave - Hermitage Blanc
1500 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 4,000 / BTL 1 BTL available
Bottle size
1500
Qty of unit
1
Qty of btl
1
Btl price (HKD)
4,000
Score
WA96
Location
HK
2005 Domaine J.L. Chave - Hermitage Blanc
1500 ml OC6 HK HKD 4,000 / BTL 1 case available
Bottle size
1500
Qty of unit
1
Qty of btl
6
Btl price (HKD)
4,000
Score
WA96
Location
HK
1975 Domaine J.L. Chave - Hermitage
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 7,000 / BTL 1 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
1
Qty of btl
1
Btl price (HKD)
7,000
Score
-
Location
HK
1976 Domaine J.L. Chave - Hermitage
750 ml BOTTLE SHOP HKD 7,000 / BTL 1 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
1
Qty of btl
1
Btl price (HKD)
7,000
Score
-
Location
SHOP
1978 Domaine J.L. Chave - Hermitage
1500 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 40,000 / BTL 1 BTL available
Bottle size
1500
Qty of unit
1
Qty of btl
1
Btl price (HKD)
40,000
Score
WA96
Location
HK
1985 Domaine J.L. Chave - Hermitage
750 ml BOTTLE HK-P HKD 4,200 / BTL 1 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
1
Qty of btl
1
Btl price (HKD)
4,200
Score
WA91
Location
HK-P
1989 Domaine J.L. Chave - Hermitage
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 5,500 / BTL 2 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
2
Qty of btl
2
Btl price (HKD)
5,500
Score
WA95
Location
HK
1989 Domaine J.L. Chave - Hermitage
750 ml BOTTLE HK-P HKD 5,500 / BTL 1 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
1
Qty of btl
1
Btl price (HKD)
5,500
Score
WA95
Location
HK-P
1999 Domaine J.L. Chave - Hermitage
750 ml OC12 HK HKD 3,200 / BTL 1 case available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
1
Qty of btl
12
Btl price (HKD)
3,200
Score
WA96
Location
HK
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