2015 Bernard Levet Côte-Rôtie La Chavaroche


  • France
  • Rhône
  • Northern Rhône
  • Côte-Rôtie
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Community Tasting Notes 12

  • coremill wrote: 91 points

    August 10, 2019 - PNP at a restaurant, served a bit too warm. Classic Levet nose of smoke, gravel, olives, mint, and black fruit. Dense with fine tannins on the palate, full of savory dark fruit and crushed rocks, but not at all thick or heavy. Perhaps a little disjointed from the serving temperature. Needs plenty of time for sure, but all the materials are here for a great Chavaroche in 10-15 years.

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  • dream Likes this wine: 93 points

    May 6, 2019 - Such a beautiful nose with notes of dark berries, charcoal, smoked meats and violet spice. As big and full a Chavaroche as I can remember with a velvety thick texture and flavors of black fruits, graphite and black pepper. The finish is completely shut down with mouth-coating tannins and a wonderful mineral cut. A complete and balanced wine that just needs time to show its glories. I find this bottling in good vintages needs 10 years to become drinkable and 15+ to really show itself. Potentially the best Chavaroche ever. 93+

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  • 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.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • 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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  • By John Gilman
    Mar/Apr 2019, Issue #80, Recently Tasted Rhône Wines Spring of 2019, 3/1/2019

    (Côte-Rôtie “la Chavaroche”- Domaine Bernard Levet) Subscribe to see review text.


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

    (Famille Levet Côte-rôtie La Chavaroche Red) Subscribe to see review text.

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

    (Famille Levet Côte-rôtie La Chavaroche Red) Subscribe to see review text.

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

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  • Pending Delivery 8 (1%)
  • In Cellars 714 (94%)
  • Consumed 34 (4%)

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