Saint-Joseph ‘Clos Florentin’

Domaine Jean-Louis Chave, Saint-Joseph ‘Clos Florentin’, 2015

RRP £140

The inaugural vintage of this single-vineyard Saint-Joseph. A 2.8ha vineyard on the edge of the village of Mauves, where Domaine J.L. Chave is situated. Old vines, all destemmed. It’s darker and denser in texture than the 2016, with very ripe, fulsome tannins. Aromatically it’s not yet as open as the 2016, with some herbal bitters showing through the black berry fruits, rosemary and lavender. It has great impact but without unnecessary weight, and a spicy finish that’s a marker of the vintage. This will take a few years to relax, but will provide enormous pleasure when it’s ready.

Score

Wine Details

Colour

Red

Wine Style

Still

Grape Varieties

Syrah

Alcohol

14%

Bottle size

75cl

Drink dates

2022 - 2030

Origin

Country

France

Region

Rhône

Sub-region

Northern Rhône

Area

Saint-Joseph AOP

Tasting Information

Blind

No

Tasted by

Matt Walls

UK Stockist

N/A in UK

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