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2009 St Joseph Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Rhone  France Still wine

2009 St Joseph

Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

93Average Score
flagRhone / France
Red

The Chaves have a parcel called Bachasson, but in 2009, the fruit was all blended together, resulting in a fabulous 2009 St.-Joseph. Stunning notes of crushed rocks, black raspberries, sweet cherries, licorice and a liqueur of granite-like character emerge from the aromatics and flavors of this full-bodied wine, which also has admirable purity, focus and freshness. This is a great example of what one of the most conscientious people is doing in St.-Joseph, an appellation clearly on the ascendency. This 2009 should drink well for 10-15 years. Don’t be surprised to see Chave’s St.-Joseph rival Guigal’s Vin des l’Hospices or Chapoutier’s Les Granits. Dec 2011, www.robertparker.com

Robert Parker    Score: 93/100

Bts-0 Immediate | 2 Marketplace£175.00
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