Robert Parker 94
The 1994 white Hermitage is one of the most seductive, perfumed, multilayered, and profoundly textured white Hermitages I have tasted from Chave. The unctuous texture and superb nose of honeyed white flowers and minerals are followed by a wine of exceptional depth, richness, and balance. Both the 1994 and 1995 should drink splendidly well for 4-5 years, then close completely, not to reemerge for a decade. It will keep for 20-30 + years. Last tasted 6/96.
Anticipated maturity: 2000-2030