Saint-Joseph

Domaine Jean-Louis Chave, Saint-Joseph, 2016

RRP £66

This is still fairly closed, but it began to open out with a brief decant. The 2016 has a relatively aerial feel to it, a signature of the vintage. There’s plenty of crème de mure and black olive on the palate, and more noticeable acidity than other recent vintages, which further underlines its sense of brisk freshness. Distinctly saline, this vintage may not have the depth of flavour of the 2015 or 2017, but it is very well balanced and focused.

Score

Wine Details

Colour

Red

Wine Style

Still

Grape Varieties

Syrah

Alcohol

13.5%

Bottle size

75cl

Drink dates

2020 - 2025

Origin

Country

France

Region

Rhône

Sub-region

Northern Rhône

Area

Saint-Joseph AOP

Tasting Information

Blind

No

Tasted by

Matt Walls

UK Stockist

Four Walls Wine Company

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