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JL CHAVE SELECTION JL CHAVE SELECTION - Crozes-Hermitage Silene - 2017

JL CHAVE SELECTION Crozes-Hermitage Silene 2017

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92 Points

Bright violet. Mineral-accented cherry, boysenberry and smoky bacon aromas are complicated by suggestions of olive and candied flowers. Energetic and focused for the vintage, offering concentrated bitter cherry, cassis and violet pastille flavors braced by a spine of juicy acidity. Closes sappy, smooth and quite long, with sneaky tannins and a lingering suggestion of juicy black and blue fruits.

Josh Raynolds, September 2019


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