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2005 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Selection Saint-Joseph Offerus


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SKU: 59456-2005-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91

    ($29) Deep red. Explosive aromas of vibrant strawberry, raspberry and kirsch, with a subtle licorice undertone. Brisk red fruit flavors are seductively sweet and nicely framed by velvety tannins. Finishes with very persistent red fruits and gentle, sappy grip. |I don't think that I'm trying to make the greatest Saint-Joseph,| Chave said, |but I am trying to be true to what is Saint-Joseph.| He then reiterated that his model is the wines of the retired Raymond Trollat. (Willette Wines, New York, NY)
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: January/February 2008
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 90

    Juicy, with lots of briar, black cherry and sweet spice notes backed by solid, medium-weight grip. A snappy red licorice note checks in on the finish.
    Author: James Molesworth
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Explosive aromas of vibrant strawberry, raspberry. Brisk red fruit flavors.Finishes with very persistent red fruits and sappy grip.|
    Author: Tony C847
  • Self | Rating: 88

    This was drinking great. Rich dark red and black fruits, pleasant spice notes, silky texture and clean throughout. Perfect with the loin lamb chops
    Author: David P187

The Chave family owns vines in nine of the 18 vineyards that cover the hill of Hermitage. Chave believes that the hillside's variety of terroirs is instrumental in bringing the right balance to its blends. The domaine produces both red and white Hermitage, as well as a Saint-Joseph Offerus. The Hermitage appellation regulations allow up to 15% white grapes to be added to the Syrah, but Chave uses a smaller proportion, if any at all (his L'Hermite vineyard has some white grapevines planted alongside the red). The white Hermitage is produced from 85% Marsanne and 15% Roussanne, all of which is harvested by hand. There is also a limited production (approximately 100 cases) Cuvée Cathelin, an Hermitage cuvee named after a friend of the Chave family, artist Bernard Cathelin, who designed the label when it was first released in 1990. Finally, there is an Hermitage Vin de Paille, which is both rare and highly regarded.

The domaine also has a second line called JL Chave Selection, which produces affordable red and white Crozes-Hermitage and Hermitage, as well as a Côtes du Rhône.

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Collector Data For This Wine

  • 104 bottles owned
  • 25 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 89
    (Out of 25 collectors)