Domaine Jean-Louis Chave, Saint-Joseph 2017

RRP £82.80

Fresh, distinctly fruity but not exuberantly so. There’s a gently woody, but not oaky, vein that runs through it. It has a tight frame and a very upright feel – still feels on the stiff side for now but will relax in time. A relatively tannic vintage, with plenty of grip, accentuated with a saline finish. Coming from the imposing 2017 vintage, this could be opened already, but it would be worthwhile waiting for a year or two. Savoury, sinewy.

Score

Wine Details

Colour

Red

Wine Style

Still

Grape Varieties

Syrah (100%)

Alcohol

14%

Bottle size

75cl

Drink dates

2020 - 2027

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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