Nice mature St Joseph, drinking well above its class. On opening, exhibited tart acidity and good aroma; gained weight and roundness with air, hitting its stride at 90+ minutes. A bit of smoke, a little meat. Nice.
Seems more like Southern Rhone blend than Syrah to me, ripe, seems a little hot (though 13.5), some nice smoky/meaty notes with air that seem more Northern. Not bad, but I think I’ll no longer buy cheap Chave. B
Mye bunnfall, klar mørk lilla mot fiolett farge. Litt moden, lett alkoholisk duft av gjærede skogsbær, modne plommer, hvit pepper og salvie. Kjølig smak av modne mørke bær, plomme, sort ristet pepper, salvie, sort te og markjordbær. Lite tannin, moden frukt
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(J.L. Chave Sélection St. Joseph Offerus) Medium cherry red color; big, vaulting, anise, berry, plum nose with lots of green herb and sage; tart red fruit, tart cherry, tight, bay laurel, tobacco palate, but not as interesting on palate as on nose, and thin; medium finish 87+ pts.
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