2020 J. L. Chave Selection Mon Coeur Cotes du Rhone
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2020 J. L. Chave Selection Mon Coeur Cotes du Rhone

Cotes du Rhone, Southern Rhone, FRANCE
$42. 99
$515.88 Dozen
Cellar: Drink now - 5 Years (2023-2028)
ABV: 15%
Closure: Cork

Based in a small village on the northern right bank of the Rhone, the Chave family have been growing vines on the famous Hermitage hill since 1481. Gerard Chave took over from his father in 1970 and rapidly achieved megastar status, he has since passed on the winemaking responsibilities to his son Jean-Louis. Famed for their iconic Hermitage, this offshoot negociant project sources fruit from selected growers around Cotes du Rhone.
Dense inky black heart with a deep dark red black tinged hue. To the fore are pronounced aromas of black cherry and liquorice which are trailed by some black raspberry, scorched earth, smoked meat and peppered herb notes. Rich and voluptuously textured, the weighty palate is drenched with black raspberry, liquorice and black cherry fruits which engulf every corner of the mouth. Scorched earth, dried meat, peppered herb and subtle leather elements lurk underneath. Ripe chewy tannins lend structure. Exceptionally deep and powerful it finishes long and decadent.
Drink over the next 4-5 years.
Alc. 15%

Other Reviews….
Shimmering ruby color. Lively red and blue fruit and floral aromas are sharpened by a spicy suggestion of white pepper. Juicy and broad on the palate, offering appealingly sweet black raspberry and boysenberry flavors that become firmer on the back half. Supple, even tannins shape the finely etched, clinging finish, which leaves a suave floral note behind. Drink 2022-2027.
92 points
Josh Raynolds – Vinous