Jean-Louis Chave - St.-Joseph 2020 (750ml)


Price: $135.00

Sale Price: $105.00

Producer Jean-Louis Chave
Country France
Region Rhone Valley
Subregion St. Joseph
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Vintage 2020
Sku 5888
Size 750ml

Vinous: 96-97 Points

As with the 2020 L'Hermitage I tasted this wine in its components shortly before blending and bottling. This vintage is highly successful at Chave and this wine which would qualify as the gateway bottling made from estate fruit looks to be outstanding with juicy spice-laced red and blue fruit character of noteworthy freshness plus strong florality and mineral drive. I was also struck by the fineness of the tannins which will likely make the final wine deceptively approachable on release. Don't be fooled - this wine has a long and enviable track record for rewarding patience.

Wine Advocate: 94-96 Points

The rating and review of the 2020 Saint Joseph is a composite based on tasting several lots?Chalaix Dardouilles and Bechasson?from barrel. With aromas that range from violets to rose petals garrigue and licorice plus fruit notes from raspberries to blueberries and cassis it should prove remarkably complex backed by ample concentration and ripe silky tannins.

Jeb Dunnuck: 93+ Points

Bottled in August of 2022 the 2020 Saint Joseph is a beauty and is showing nicely. Classic Saint Joseph darker fruits peppery herbs damp earth and spice as well as a hint of tapenade all emerge on the nose and it's medium to full-bodied has a concentrated mid-palate and outstanding length. It's impeccably made and will evolve for 10-15 years.

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