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2015 JL CHAVE SELECTION Crozes-Hermitage Silene

JL CHAVE SELECTION Crozes-Hermitage Silene 2015

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  • Country
  • Country
  • France
  • Regulated designation
  • Regulated designation
  • Appellation origine controlée (AOC)
  • Region
  • Region
  • Rhône Valley
  • Subregion
  • Subregion
  • Northern Rhone
  • Appellation
  • Appellation
  • Crozes-Hermitage
  • Varietal(s)
  • Varietal(s)
  • Syrah
  • Color
  • Color
  • Red
  • About this winery

    The Chave family is the epitome of 'People, Place and Time'. They have been vignerons in the Rhône valley since 1481 - an astonishing 16 generations. Originally the family farmed only in St. Joseph, moving to Hermitage about a century ago when phylloxera swept through the region. Today Chave Hermitage Rouge and Hermitage Blanc are generally regarded as the appellation's greatest wines. In recent years Jean Louis has begun the painstaking process of restoring the steep St. Joseph terraces that...

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Press reviews

    Jean Aubry,

    Le volet négoce de Chave est pris ici très au sérieux. Que ce soit cet éclatant « Coeur » de fruit où encore ce Silène 2015 en Crozes-Hermitage (28,40 $ – 12950281 – (5 +) – ★★★1/2 ©) d’une saisissante texture. La matière est colorée, pure, bien serrée et très fraîche, avec ce doigté précis qui chapeaute vinification et élevage.

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    April 2017

    (sourced from granite-rich soils in Crozes and Gervans): Inky ruby. Heady, mineral-laced black raspberry, cherry, licorice and olive scents, with a sexy Moroccan spice nuance emerging as the wine opens up. Juicy and expansive in the mouth, offering intense red and dark berry and floral pastille flavors that are complemented by suggestions of black cardamom and allspice. The floral and mineral qualities drive an impressively long, youthfully tannic finish that show excellent clarity and lift.

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