Red

2015 Bernard Levet Côte-Rôtie La Chavaroche

Syrah

  • France
  • Rhône
  • Northern Rhône
  • Côte-Rôtie
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Community Tasting Notes 10

  • Jeff Leve wrote: 92 points

    February 10, 2019 - Juicy, fresh, ripe, peppery, herb tinged fruit comes with a blast of ripe, rustic, olive tinted, red berries on the palate. The wine is fresh, with a peppery bite, while also showing purity of fruit and freshness in the mouth. Still, this is not a user friendly wine at this stage, you will need to give it several years of rest before you pull a cork.

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  • ccn wrote: 92 points

    October 28, 2018 - Very young and tannic. Deep purple. After 2 hours in decanter still tannic but drinkable with meat. Structured with a lot of potential but impenetrable.

  • Nanda wrote: 93 points

    October 27, 2018 - 2015 Northern Rhones Blind: Single blind. Randomly placed in the line-up right after the Jamet. Clearly cousins with the Jamet and distinguished in the heavy dose of meat, bacon and sausage notes that you get here. Gorgeous meaty, musky black fruit nose. Palate is smooth and approachable, but still sturdy and structured. This is terrific and another good QPR in the Northern Rhone.

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  • acyso wrote: 93 points

    October 27, 2018 - Most of the 2015 Northern Rhones worth a damn, blind (Chicago, IL): Served single blind. You know, I've never been the biggest fan of Levet because I don't tend to enjoy too many gamy notes in my wines (not a fan of lamb, goat, or other gamy meats), and throughout the entire evening, I was looking for that one wooly wine that should have stuck out in that way. This never did. It's a coiled powerhouse of a wine, with tons of burly tannins and a really rustic quality, with incredibly delicious black fruit. Given that sort of character, I thought that this was the Clape.

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  • dbkitc wrote: 92 points

    June 6, 2018 - (at Le Coucou - NYC) Backwards, tannic and rustic (without being overly so). There is lovely blackberry fruit at the heart of this wine. There is a smokey element as well. Great potential. Classic, real wine. I’m a fan. (92+)

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    '16 vs. '15 Northern Rhône: Heads You Win, Tails You Win (Apr 2018), 4/18/2018 (link)

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    2015 Northern Rhônes: Outstanding Wines for the Long Haul (Apr 2017), 4/17/2017 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2015
  • Type Red
  • Producer Bernard Levet
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation La Chavaroche
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Rhône
  • SubRegion Northern Rhône
  • Appellation Côte-Rôtie

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 4 (1%)
  • In Cellars 682 (96%)
  • Consumed 25 (4%)

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