*8W* 2018 Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage Blanc (Rhone Valley, FR)

Weight: 8W

Varietal: Marsanne   Roussanne

Region: Hermitage, Rhone Valley, France

95-97 points, The Wine Advocate

"The 2018 Hermitage Blanc was still in its various components, so my rating and description is something of a composite, based on barrel-tasting lots from Péléat, Les Rocoules and L'Ermite. There's incredible weight, ripeness and richness throughout, with hints of toast and crocuses accenting white peach, melon and pineapple fruit, yet also a sense of vibrance and briny freshness on the lengthy finishes." - Joe Czerwinski