Red

2015 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave St. Joseph Clos Florentin

Syrah

  • France
  • Rhône
  • Northern Rhône
  • St. Joseph
Drink between 2022 - 2040 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 4

  • dbp wrote: 89 points

    August 16, 2019 - Jean-Louis Chave in person for E&R's 20th Anniversary, with 22 of his wines! (E&R Wine Shop, Portland OR): Very dark color. Aromas are light in flavor, but certainly have a weight to them; just a bit hard to delineate. Soft and pretty on palate entry, with a nice round texture. Thickly fruited, with soft, very voluptuous nature with nice acidity and good cut. Quite darkly complected, though; more so than the regular St. Joseph. Rich acid on the finish, with thick, plummy fruit on the finish, but the acid is what really takes over and carries long into the finish. Feels quite young, but too darkly complected for full enjoyment.

  • Nanda wrote: 90 points

    October 27, 2018 - 2015 Northern Rhones Blind: Single blind. Terrific purity and lift in the aromas with lots of polished black fruit, florals and black pepper. Quite fruit forward and plush on the palate. Some chewiness but overall soft in nature and not really showing a depth of structure. Good, but does this have the legs to last? Surprised to see this as the Chave Florentin on reveal.

    Night 2 update: Showing quite ripe and even hot. All fruit and no structure. Has not held up well overnight.

  • acyso wrote: 90 points

    October 27, 2018 - Most of the 2015 Northern Rhones worth a damn, blind (Chicago, IL): Served single blind. I think I liked this a little more than others did tonight. This was black-fruited, juicy, and very forward on the palate. Pleasant, with a softer touch, and I thought this was probably one of the lesser producers, given its attenuated complexity and straightforward disposition. Not particularly profound, and with air, some of the oak starts to rear its head.

  • Burgundy Al wrote: 91 points

    May 4, 2018 - La Fête de La Paulée in Chicago (Formento's - Chicago IL): Ripe black berry aromas with some trace of liqueur, floral hints and sweet spice. Came across as very rich and concentrated when first poured, perhaps slightly jammy. Much better and more harmonious the following night. Cellar to 2025 or much later.

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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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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2015
  • Type Red
  • Producer Domaine Jean-Louis Chave
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Clos Florentin
  • Country France
  • Region Rhône
  • SubRegion Northern Rhône
  • Appellation St. Joseph

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  • Pending Delivery 17 (7%)
  • In Cellars 231 (92%)
  • Consumed 3 (1%)

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