Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Jean-Louis Chave ‘Mon Coeur’ Named Top Value

Hot on the heels of Wine Spectator featuring famed Rhône producer Jean-Louis Chave on its December cover, the magazine has now named one of his wines as a Best Value pick for 2019. How can a producer this illustrious produce a value wine? It comes courtesy of his Sélection portfolio, bottlings that come from grapes not grown on the Chave estate (though he does have long-standing contracts with all his growers and oversees every bit of the viticultural process as closely as they were his own vines). Enter the 2017 Chave Sélection Côtes-du-Rhône "Mon Coeur," as a 90-point red that retails for under $25. As reviewer James Molesworth writes:
"Bold dark cherry compote flavors are liberally laced with violet, savory and singed anise notes, showing a nice flash of warm earth through the finish."

Congratulations to Chave for their continued success!

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