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2010 J. L. Chave Selection Saint-Joseph Offerus
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91 Points | International Wine Cellar , March/April 2013

Deep, vivid ruby.  High-pitched, mineral-accented aromas of cherry, black raspberry and fresh flowers.  Offers an array of red and dark berry flavors that gain flesh and sweetness with air.  Packs a serious punch but comes off as energetic, with no excess weight.  Closes with resonating spiciness and sneaky, fine-grained tannins that fold smoothly into the sappy fruit.  Jean-Louis noted that there is a bigger dose of Chave domain fruit than usual in this year's version of Offerus.  Incidentally, I was also able to retaste the 2010 Cotes-du-Rhone Mon Coeur, which I reviewed last year, and it has gained definition and energy over the last year.  As mentioned before, this is a wine that drinks way above its category and is a highly reliable bottling vintage in and vintage out.

88-90 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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