Domaine Jean-Louis Chave - Saint-Joseph 2020


"As with the 2020 L'Hermitage, I tasted this wine in its components, shortly before blending and bottling. This vintage is highly successful at Chave, and this wine, which would qualify as the gateway bottling made from estate fruit, looks to be outstanding, with juicy, spice-laced red and blue fruit character of noteworthy freshness, plus strong florality and mineral drive. I was also struck by the fineness of the tannins, which will likely make the final wine deceptively approachable on release. Don't be fooled - this wine has a long and enviable track record for rewarding patience." - 97 points, Antonio Galloni Vinous

"The rating and review of the 2020 Saint Joseph is a composite based on tasting several lots—Chalaix, Dardouilles and Bechasson—from barrel. With aromas that range from violets to rose petals, garrigue and licorice, plus fruit notes from raspberries to blueberries and cassis, it should prove remarkably complex, backed by ample concentration and ripe, silky tannins." - 96 points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Producer: Domaine Jean-Louis Chave 

Country: France

Region: Rhône Valley

Varietal: Syrah

Appellation: Saint-Joseph

Vintage: 2020

Size: 750ml