2016 Chave (Domaine) Saint Joseph

2016 Chave (Domaine) Saint Joseph

Year: 2016
Appellation: Saint Joseph
Country: France
Wine Advocate: 92-94
Jeb Dunnuck 93
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$75.00
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I tasted several parcels that will go into the 2016 Saint Joseph, rating them all in this range. All were distinctive in their own ways, from the perfumed, floral notes and elegance of Les Challeys to the almost jammy cherry flavors of Les Oliviers and the dark-fruited precision of Le Clos.  Wine Advocate 92-94

Leading off the 2016s and tasted out of bottle, the 2016 Saint Joseph is rock-solid and shines in the vintage. Brought up all in older oak (Jean-Louis stated that he doesn't think Saint Josephs like oak) and offers plenty of darker, mineral, and smoked earth notes that slowly open up with more red fruits and spice. It's beautifully elegant and silky on the palate, with ample mid-palate heft, medium to full body, and sweet tannins. Put a case in the cellar and drink bottles over the coming decade or so.  Jeb Dunnuck 93


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