The name Chave on a bottle from the northern Rhône is usually a better than ordinary set of odds.
This wine is a medium to pronounced intensity expression of ruby in colour and bright in the glass. On the nose, it has restrained aromatics of spirit, brooding earth, spice and pepper, although its youthfulness is overlayed by a spirit character. On the palate, it is dry with medium acidity, light to medium tannins, medium body and intensity, and flavours of plums, spices, stalks, pepper and medium length. This is a good wine, but is somewhat disjointed I felt initially due to its spirity character. It may be a bit simple for the price (in A$ that is). Acceptable to Good
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