97 point - Jeb Dunnuck: "Gorgeous black raspberry and cassis fruits as well as complex saddle leather, dried flower, spice, and stony minerality all emerge from the 2018 Hermitage. One of the finest wines I've tasted from Yann Chave, this beautiful wine is full-bodied and has a rounded, expansive texture, building tannins, and again, a wonderful sense of minerality. This stunning Hermitage will benefit from 4-5 years of bottle age and cruise for two decades. BRAVO!"
94 point - James Suckling: "The deep nose of elderberry, dried mint and black pepper pulls you into this concentrated and highly structured Hermitage that shows terrific integration of tannins, fruit, acidity and stony minerality. Long, firm finish. From organically grown grapes."
94 point - Vinous: "Youthful purple. Smoke- and mineral-accented black and blue fruit preserve, licorice and incense scents, along with a hint of exotic spices in the background. Impressively concentrated yet lively as well, offering spice-laced black currant, bitter cherry and candied violet flavors that become sweeter with air. Delivers solid punch but comes off graceful, finishing with superb, floral-driven persistence and dusty, slow-building tannins."
Yann Chaves Hermitage stammer fra to climats, Beaume og Péléat, på tilsammen 1,2 ha. på Hermitage højens østlige side. Jorderne er her domineret af løss, og med en god eksponering mod syd-vest. Vinstokkene er i snit 30 år gamle. En stor, magtfuld, kompleks og dyb Hermitage, der kombinerer sin kraft, fylde og intensitet med en superb mineralitet og elegance.