Hermitage Rouge 2015

Chave, J-L

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Tasting Notes

Youthful purple color. Mineral-accented dark berries, star anise, cola, olive and pungent flowers on the explosively perfumed nose. Offers impressively concentrated, expansive flavors of black raspberry, spicecake, smoked meat and candied flowers that are complicated by licorice candy and dark chocolate notes that sneak in on the back half. Sweet, sappy and precise on the floral- and dark fruit-driven finish, which shows outstanding clarity and round, harmonious tannins that build smoothly and steadily.

Score: 97

Josh Raynolds, Vinous.com Maturity: 2028-2040 01 April 2018

Not yet bottled, the 2015 Hermitage has perfection written all over it and reminds me of the 2010. Graphite, charcoal, liquid rock, and sensationally pure crème de cassis notes all soar from the glass of this full-bodied, concentrated, opulent 2015. This is a big, sexy beast of a Hermitage, yet it has the classic minerality, purity, and balance shown by just about every wine made from this estate. Forget bottles for 4-5 years, count yourself lucky, and enjoy over the following 4-5 decades.

Score: 98 - 100

Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com Maturity: 2026-2066 24 January 2018

As to the reds, the 2015 Hermitage looks to be about as profound as they come. As usual, I’m able to taste the different components, and while the differences in each sample were striking, the quality wasn’t; each sample showed full-bodied richness, gorgeous concentration, ripe tannin and impeccable purity. Possessing a sexy, voluptuous style, it’s a hypothetical mix of the 2009 and 2010.

Score: 97 - 100

Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com 30 December 2016

After tasting several intermediate blends that will ultimately be combined in some proportion to create the 2015 Hermitage, I would not be surprised to see the final result achieve perfection. Although massively ripe and concentrated, there is still a feeling of balance and elegance in the wines that I fully expect to carry over into the final product. As the blending process isn’t complete, Jean-Louis warned that it was too early to say if there would be a Cuvée Cathelin, which is typically an outstanding parcel that, for some reason, doesn’t work in the rest of the blend.

Score: 98 - 100

Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate Maturity: 2025-2040 29 December 2017