"Tasting through the component parts of the 2001 Chave Hermitage rouge reveals what should be an outstanding wine,with a Burgundian-like finesse.The most elegant component emanates from Les Beaumes and Pelia,and the denser thicker wines from Meal,L'Ermite,and Bessards.The wine will possess a dense ruby/purple color in addition to plenty of sweet cassis fruit,medium-body,noticeably high tannin,and gorgeous purity and symmetry.It will be built along the lines of the 1996,rather than 2000 or 1999". (95 Points). Robert Parker. (The Wine Advocate. 30/6/2003). "A brute right now,with a wall of bacony,coffee-tinged toast,separating you from a core of blackberry and raspberry fruit.Great richness and texture here,with notes of tar,minerals,saddle leather and cocoa rippling through the finish.Mouthwatering acidity balances it all.Best from 2007 through 2020". (95 Points) James Molesworth. (The Wine Spectator. August 2004). "Dark red violet color with pale meniscus; baked plum, caramel, blackberry nose; elegant roasted black fruit, youthful palate; long finish". (96 Points). Richard Jennings. (RJonWine.com 5/2/2008). No Buyer's Premium payable on this lot.