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Saint Joseph Rouge, J-L Chave 2017

SubregionSaint Joseph
Grape VarietySyrah

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Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Qty Units Price IB GBP Per Score
Rhône2017Saint Joseph Rouge, J-L ChaveBT3 \ 036620.001293+ JD3668.88888893.1093.10Saint Joseph Rouge, Chave0.7510
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Tasting Notes

Moving to the reds and starting with the 2017 Saint Joseph, this beauty offers classic notes of earthy dark fruits, bacon fat, ground pepper, and black olives. Coming from a mix of terroirs, all in the southern part of the appellation, it’s medium to full-bodied, has ample concentration, and considerable elegance, all pointing to it evolving gracefully for over a decade. 2020 - 2030

Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com, December 2019

#1) Chaillets: Deeply perfumed black/blue fruit aromas and flavors, along with hints of dark chocolate, smoked meat, allspice and licorice. This component is quite powerful and distinctly rich, by itself. #2) Dardouille: Just as rich as the Chaillets, showing ripe blueberry, cassis, cherry flavors, strong spice and mineral topnotes. A floral quality emerges and steadily builds with air. #3) Baschasson: An utterly different expression, here showcasing intense red/blue fruit, exotic spices and potpourri, along with a potent mineral quality that adds lift and back-end cut. The tannins in all three components show an appealing smoothness that allows the fruit to take center stage and suggesting that the final wine will be approachable in the near rather than long term.

Josh Raynolds, vinous.com, July 2019

Just a wonderfully fun, joyous expression of the appellation, Chave's 2017 Saint Joseph was set to be bottled the day after my visit. It blends lots from Chalaix, Dardouille, Les Oliviers, Bachasson, and Le Clos Florentin into a medium to full-bodied wine loaded with cherries and delicate herbal nuances. Silky and crisp on the finish, it can be enjoyed now and anytime over the next 5-6 years.

Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate (December W), December 2019
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