1999 Cave de Chantel St-Joseph Rouge

There’s a lot of good winemaking going on in Malleval, a precariously-sited town up on the hillsides of the northern extreme of the St-Joseph appellation. Ho, hum, Chantel is another good one. In the manner of many ’99s, the red fruitiness of this St-Joseph was effusive, the body is plush and rich, and there’s enough pepper and granite to let you know where you are. Clean, crunchy, nice stuff. I’d rate it a Double Larry.

SY (1/02)