Hermitage 1998 Jean Louis Chave

Deep ruby in colour, with a perfume filled with pepper, stone, black raspberries, kirsch and liquorice. Full bodied, mature, powerful, yet elegant, this packed and stacked, graceful Hermitage wine demands respect as one of the greatest wines of the World.

The Chave family is one of the oldest names in the world of wine. They have been producing one of the world’s greatest wines since 1481! The label bears an inscription commemorating this achievement, “Vignerons de Père en Fils depuis 1481

The Chaves have been growing vines on the famous Hermitage hill for over 500 years. Gérard Chave took over from his father in 1970 and rapidly achieved megastar status due to the extraordinary quality of his wines. The estate is currently under the helm of Jean Louis Chave, Jean Louis Chave is the 16th generation of his family to manage the famous Hermitage producer, although his father Gerard still plays an active role.

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate 95 pts