Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

Offerus Saint-Joseph Syrah

9.0633 ratings
9.0132 pro ratings
St. Joseph, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
Syrah
Top Notes For
Meg Herring

Leads with smoke and meat. Followed by blackberries, black plums, and black pepper. A slight touch of funk. So f’ing good.

Leads with smoke and meat. Followed by blackberries, black plums, and black pepper. A slight touch of funk. So f’ing good.

Jan 15th, 2019
Johan Larsson

Owner/Sommelier tapasbar

9.0

Varm, pepprig, mörkbärig, intensivt blodig med blyerts och sten.

Varm, pepprig, mörkbärig, intensivt blodig med blyerts och sten.

Nov 24th, 2018
Alicia Cypress

If i needed a wine to serve to a big group of people with a wide variety of experience and tastes, this would be it. Not too geeky, nice balance of fruit and earth, medium minus well-integrated tannins, nice body to keep you warm on a chilly evening. Paired well with duck bolognese and warm bread pudding.

If i needed a wine to serve to a big group of people with a wide variety of experience and tastes, this would be it. Not too geeky, nice balance of fruit and earth, medium minus well-integrated tannins, nice body to keep you warm on a chilly evening. Paired well with duck bolognese and warm bread pudding.

Nov 18th, 2018
Jeff D.

Smooth and lush with rocky, minerality. Needed some Chave in my life!

Smooth and lush with rocky, minerality. Needed some Chave in my life!

Nov 1st, 2018
Jay Kline

Popped and poured; a follow-up to the 2015 Domaine des Thalabert. Mostly blue and black fruits with violets on the nose. Blue fruit and black pepper on the palate. This was comparatively a touch thinner, less powerful and lacks the complexity of the Thalabert. Still a really good bottle though.

Popped and poured; a follow-up to the 2015 Domaine des Thalabert. Mostly blue and black fruits with violets on the nose. Blue fruit and black pepper on the palate. This was comparatively a touch thinner, less powerful and lacks the complexity of the Thalabert. Still a really good bottle though.

Oct 4th, 2018
Fredrik Finn

Fruit driven, showing variety salt berries at first, but never far from provenance with an underlying red fruit character, defined savory character and fresh well built and structured palate. Falling a bit short on the finishes but great QPR. Drinks well, yet built for a positive development.

Fruit driven, showing variety salt berries at first, but never far from provenance with an underlying red fruit character, defined savory character and fresh well built and structured palate. Falling a bit short on the finishes but great QPR. Drinks well, yet built for a positive development.

Oct 2nd, 2018
Kyle Groombridge

This wine leaves me with the question: Why the heck do I not drink northern Rhône every night? Chave is as good as it gets and this is his lower end stuff.. it’s still amazing. Smells like delicious charcoal burning when you fire up the grill.. olive brine, beautiful texture, dried floral aromatics. Dark and ripe in the glass, showing the ripeness of the vintage.. beautiful balance. This guy just keeps impressing. Go get some.

This wine leaves me with the question: Why the heck do I not drink northern Rhône every night? Chave is as good as it gets and this is his lower end stuff.. it’s still amazing. Smells like delicious charcoal burning when you fire up the grill.. olive brine, beautiful texture, dried floral aromatics. Dark and ripe in the glass, showing the ripeness of the vintage.. beautiful balance. This guy just keeps impressing. Go get some.

Jul 15th, 2018
Thomas Pastuszak

Sommelier/Wine Director The NoMad

9.8

Pure N. Rhone goodness

Pure N. Rhone goodness

5 people found it helpfulMay 22nd, 2014
John Wight

Sommelier/Wine Director Luce Restaurant

9.2

Could have waited a few more years, but classic st Joseph with black pepper, dark cherries and gaminess!

Could have waited a few more years, but classic st Joseph with black pepper, dark cherries and gaminess!

3 people found it helpfulNov 11th, 2014
Lindsey King

Upfront and transparent and confrontational. Strong posture. Wears a leather jacket in the summer. Blood and rust and repressed tears and a grainy black and white western. Cigarettes that he rips the filter off of to make them stronger.

Upfront and transparent and confrontational. Strong posture. Wears a leather jacket in the summer. Blood and rust and repressed tears and a grainy black and white western. Cigarettes that he rips the filter off of to make them stronger.

1 person found it helpfulOct 5th, 2018