Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

Saint-Joseph Syrah

9.210 ratings
9.14 pro ratings
St. Joseph, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
Lee Pitofsky

From one of the King’s of Rhône, JL Chave, and from the great ‘03 vintage. A real pleasant surprise how well this showed. A true representation of terroir and it’s region. Still alive and well and maybe not even peaked. Animalistic, powerful and intense. Black fruits, camphor, dried herbs and spices. Really impressive depth and complexity. Finishes with excellent length as well. Thrilling.

From one of the King’s of Rhône, JL Chave, and from the great ‘03 vintage. A real pleasant surprise how well this showed. A true representation of terroir and it’s region. Still alive and well and maybe not even peaked. Animalistic, powerful and intense. Black fruits, camphor, dried herbs and spices. Really impressive depth and complexity. Finishes with excellent length as well. Thrilling.

May 27th, 2020
Ryan Mullins

Showing the heat of the vintage but great still with this dude

Showing the heat of the vintage but great still with this dude

Jun 21st, 2016
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Producer over vintage every time.

Producer over vintage every time.

Feb 5th, 2016
Matt Forester

2003.

2003.

Jan 14th, 2018
Kevin Cahoon

Another "last" bottle that was found in a corner of the cellar. Brighter fruit than might be imagined considering the vintage. Jammy, peppery red raspberry and cassis with a backbone of warm asphalt. It is a bit too ripe on palate with dried berry flavors accented by salt cured black olives. Would have be better 2 or 3 years ago but still really tasty.

Another "last" bottle that was found in a corner of the cellar. Brighter fruit than might be imagined considering the vintage. Jammy, peppery red raspberry and cassis with a backbone of warm asphalt. It is a bit too ripe on palate with dried berry flavors accented by salt cured black olives. Would have be better 2 or 3 years ago but still really tasty.

Aug 5th, 2017
Kevin Cahoon

Nose is more on the fruit than the spice. Nice aromas of blackberry, black cherry and plum fruit. Hints of graphite, road tar and soy. Ripe lush fruit tannins in palate. Lacks a touch of brightness on mid palate due to vintage. Ready to drink and fantastic with braised lamb shoulder.

Nose is more on the fruit than the spice. Nice aromas of blackberry, black cherry and plum fruit. Hints of graphite, road tar and soy. Ripe lush fruit tannins in palate. Lacks a touch of brightness on mid palate due to vintage. Ready to drink and fantastic with braised lamb shoulder.

Mar 12th, 2017
Matt Forester

2003. Earthy, meaty, smoky.

2003. Earthy, meaty, smoky.

Jul 17th, 2016
Josh Weinstein

Dope! Barnyard Butthole

Dope! Barnyard Butthole

Jun 4th, 2016
Jon Fine

crazy good. not at all fat despite the 2003-ness.

crazy good. not at all fat despite the 2003-ness.

Jan 15th, 2015
Knightsbridge Wine Shoppe

Knightsbridge had this 7 years ago

Knightsbridge had this 7 years ago

Aug 11th, 2014