Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage Blanc Blanche 2016
|France, Rhone, Hermitage
Exotic, with a mix of papaya, creamed pear, glazed white peach, lemon meringue and quince notes that all stand out equally, while honeysuckle and lemon shortbread drape on the finish. Drink now through 2035.
Limpid yellow-gold. Fresh pit fruits, lemon curd, jasmine and a frisson of chamomile on the deeply perfumed nose, along with suggestions of honey and succulent herbs. Pliant and energetic on the palate, offering intense peach, pear nectar and Meyer lemon flavors that become livelier as the wine stretches out. A smoky mineral note emerges on the impressively long, energetic finish, which leaves a hint of bitter pear skin behind.