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Saint Joseph Rouge, J-L Chave 2018

Subregion France > Rhône > Northern Rhône > Saint-Joseph
Grape VarietySyrah

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Tasting Notes

Looking at the 2018 from barrel, I was able to taste two barrel samples of the 2018 Saint Joseph. It’s largely in the same style as the 2017 and just textbook Saint Joseph with its darker, mineral-laced fruits and smoked meat and pepper aromas and flavors. It’s beautifully done, medium to full-bodied, and will drink nicely in its youth yet also age.

Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com, December 2019

Still in component parts, the 2018 Saint Joseph should be another winner. The least concentrated, yet still exceptional Chalaix (92 - 94) displayed enticing notes of violets, blueberries and licorice; the Dardouille (93 - 95) was lusher and suppler, loaded with black cherries; and the Bachasson (94 - 96) was the most complex, mixing herbs and licorice with plummy fruit.

Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate, December 2019
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