Rhône Theme

Timed Online Auction, 2 - 12 February 2024

Rhône | International & South African offering
About the Session

The first sale of the 2024 Strauss & Co Fine Wine Auction calendar is an exciting Rhône valley and Rhône-style offering and has fast-become one of the most popular at Strauss & Co Fine Wine Auctions. 

Sold for

ZAR 10 553
Lot 111
  • Jean-Louis Chave; Hermitage Rouge; 2001; 1 (1 x 1); 750ml

Lot Estimate
ZAR 6 000 - 9 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 10 553

About this Item

2001 Hermitage Rouge
1 (1 x 1) 750ml

The Chave family, now 16 generations strong, has been producing wine since 1481. Managed by Jean-Louis, Chave produces the greatest Hermitage wines in the world. They are regarded as royalty in terms of French winemaking and follow a very traditional winemaking approach. Renowned for their blending skill, Chave has never released a single vineyard wine.

Critics Ratings

'Orange peel, bergamot, herbs, lavender and a toffee/caramel note on the palate. Sheer joy, and as usual, not an ounce of fat on display.' - Richard Hemming MW, JancisRobinson.com, 18/20 (Oct 2019)

'Twenty years after bottling, this is in the perfect sweet spot between fruit and developed leather and spice aromas. It feels young on the palate still, with defined black cherry characters. Pure, elegant and just about full-bodied. With fruity acidity and good tension, it’s still juicy while also being silky and fine with a long, meaty finish. A very classic Hermitage with perfect balance, ready to drink now.' - Matt Walls, Decanter.com, 97/100 (Sep 2021)

'This is an elegant, sinewy vintage that is just starting to hit its stride, with a strong sanguine and cedar frame to the core of dried red currant, cherry pit and red licorice notes. A racy iron note is now in full throat on the finish. The commanding minerality should carry this through a second stage of life.' - James Molesworth, Wine Spectator, 95/100 (Dec 2012)

'Leading off the vertical and coming from a year described as “easy” by Jean-Louis, the 2001 Hermitage is a beautiful wine that possesses an elegant, perfumed and classical feel. Lavender, garrigue, violets and impressive dark fruit all emerge from the glass, and it shows more minerality and cut on the palate, with medium to full-bodied richness and depth. Showing very little evolution, it nevertheless has plenty of charm at this stage. Ideally, it will be given another 3-4 years in the cellar, and it should shine for decade or more after that.' - Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Advocate, 94+/100 (Aug 2014)


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