|Rhône||1998||Hermitage Cuvée Cathelin, J-L Chave|
Not in original carton, #1601 of 2500, excellent level, slightly torn label
|BT||0 \ 1||1||5,500.00|
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|Wines are offered subject to remaining unsold. E&OE.|
The opaque black/purple-colored 1998 Ermitage Cuvee Cathelin (200 cases) offers a huge nose of smoked licorice, blackberry, cassis, new saddle leather, and vanillin. Tasting like liqueur of Syrah, it is extremely full-bodied and awesomely concentrated, with formidable tannin as well as mind-blowing levels of extract and density. The tannin is sweet, and the wine seamless for a young Chave Hermitage.