Jean-Louis Chave Selection Côtes du Rhône Mon Coeur 2018
|France, Rhone, Cotes du Rhone
Deep ruby-red. Smoke-accented cherry, dark berries and licorice on the perfumed nose, which takes on succulent floral and herb nuances with air. Smooth, concentrated and gently sweet, offering mineral- and spice-accented black raspberry, cherry and violet pastille flavors and a spicy jolt of cracked pepper. Finishes supple, sweet and quite long, with harmonious tannins and lingering florality.
Juicy red berries, spring flowers, and hints of peppered game all emerge from the 2018 Côtes Du Rhône Mon Coeur, which is medium-bodied and has a pure, elegant texture, silky tannins, and a clean finish. This classy, balanced Côtes Du Rhône has loads to love, and it should keep nicely for 4-6 years as well.
Fresh cherry and damson plum notes lead off, followed by perfumy sandalwood and red tea hints. Silky, savory-tinged finish. Drink now. 14,000 cases made, 5,500 cases imported.