It is not very often one has an opportunity to drink Hermitage White, in particular from the top of the famous hill. This 2011 Jean-Louis Chave Sélection Blanche is 100% Marsanne. The 50-60 year old vines grow on iron-rich clay soils. The wine has been matured in used oak.
This wine drinks deliciously right now. The colour is still light. This wine is superbly elegant with flavours of white peach, apple seed, quince, hazelnut and a splash of marzipan. The mouthfeel is harmonious from beginning to end. The slightly waxy finish is very satisfying.