Chave Rarity
2018-2019 Chave Saint-Joseph Clos Florentin

Posted by Ian McFadden

Chave's wines are some of our favorites, and we have a particular soft spot for his Saint-Joseph.

Along with Pierre Gonon, Chave produces our favorite expression of Saint-Joseph. Chave's St. Joseph is something we cellar each vintage.

stylized sample photo of the featured wine

We're really excited to offer Chave's Saint-Joseph Clos Florentin for the first time. It's a wine that we're always on the hunt for, but haven't been able to land in quantities that would make an offer possible.

The Chave family has deep roots in Saint-Joseph, dating all the way back to 1481. Jean-Louis has been a major proponent of Saint-Joseph’s potential, buying choice parcels and painstakingly rebuilding terraces there since the 1990s. Today, Chave's family home is in Mauves, in the beating heart of Saint-Joseph.

The first vintage of Chave's Clos Florentin was 2015. It's a historic vineyard first planted by monks in the 15th century. Chave purchased the site in 2009.

After having tasted five vintages of the Clos Florentin, I feel confident that it represents the pinnacle of the appellation and a wine that will age brilliantly.

Both the 2018 and 2019 Clos Florentin flaunt the singular breading and incredible structure that the wine possesses. The 2018 has explosive aromatics of spice and floral notes with a vibrant mineral core. The 2019 is darker in its profile and has a suave density.

I'm going to wrap this up with a warning. Quantities are extremely limited. Please give us your ideal order and we'll try our best.

To order, email or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Ian McFadden
Director, Fine & Rare
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