2009 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave St. Joseph

2009 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave St. Joseph. Sometimes I ask myself why I cellar wine. Tonight was a night that answers that question. What an insanely good wine this is. Bacon fat, beef blood, black pepper and a touch of menthol/eucalyptus. Crazy complex and tons of time left before maturity although it is already drinking absolutely stunningly. Served this with roasted chicken. Perfect pairing that I got from Bouchon restaurant.

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