2014 Chateau de Javernand Chiroubles Vieilles Vignes

SKU #1273904 92 points Vinous

 Vivid red. Elegant and precise, displaying fresh raspberry and cherry scents and a suave floral pastille nuance. Vibrant, mineral-tinged red fruit and spicecake flavors show excellent clarity and floral lift. Smooth, sappy and precise on the penetrating and gently tannic finish, which hangs on with outstanding mineral- and spice-driven tenacity. (JR)  (8/2016)

K&L Notes

We have sold a lot of this value gem from a very good year. Lots of cherry aromas that follow to the palate. Enjoy now or cellar a year.

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By: Steve Bearden | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/12/2016 | Send Email
This is classically styled Beaujolais from a classic vintage but with the old vines adding a little extra heft to the middle. The mid-palate is deeply fruited with mineral and spice showing up on the dark finish All dark fruit here but with wonderful lift.

By: Heather Vander Wall | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 10/16/2016 | Send Email
Chateau de Javernand produces a very serious, and even quite age-able style of Beaujolais that contrasts strongly with the easy-drinking, fruity stereotype that some give to the region. The old vine Chiroubles bottling from 2014 is very well-balanced. While displaying plenty of good berry fruit, and a pleasant medium body, the wine also plays to the savory notes, and earthy hints of which Gamay is capable. The structure here, too, is none too light, with serious form which would allow this wine to age over the next few years.

By: Sharon Kelly | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 10/15/2016 | Send Email
This wonderful Beaujolais Cru from 40+ year old vines in the village of Chiroubles has a very approachable seriousness about it. Delicate floral and fresh berry notes are displayed alongside leather and pepper. On the palate are plenty of rich red fruits and a persistent finish. Elegantly structured, it bears acidity and tannins which make it age-worthy for a few more years or can be enjoyed now while the fruit is young and vivid. This wine exudes a finesse that reaches far beyond its price point.

By: Dulcinea Gonzalez | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 10/14/2016 | Send Email
Javernand is an exciting new producer to K&L Wines that rides the line of tradition and modernity with the fruity, fragrant, and charming wines of Chiroubles at a great price. The nose is pretty and expressive with a hint of violet, and displays a juicy, soft, easy drinking middle with ripe red fruit, pepper spice, and earth. Perfect T-day wine, recommended!

By: Alex Pross | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 10/7/2016 | Send Email
A killer value, the 2014 Javernand Chiroubles Vieilles Vignes is a classically-styled Beaujolais. Loaded with spice and cherry notes this structured, fruit-driven wine shows off great minerality as well as earth and floral notes. For under $15 this is an unbeatable value.
Top Value! Drink from 2016 to 2020

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Varietal:

Gamay

- Ah, poor, oft-maligned Gamay. Once widely planted in Burgundy, today the grape is largely confined to Beaujolais. The varietal, officially called Gamay Noir à Jus Blanc is vigorous, early-ripening and can grow in cooler climates. The grapes naturally high acidity, low tannins and low potential alcohol lends itself to exuberant, fruity wines, ranging from the early-release Beaujolais Nouveau, to the more serious Cru Beaujolais from villages like Brouilly, Moulin-à-Vent and St-Amour that are steadily gaining in popularity (and can age remarkably well). Outside of Beaujolais, Gamay is also grown in small amounts around the Loire where it is called Anjou Gamay and Gamay de Touraine. It is also grown in Burgundy's Côte Chalonnaise where it is blended with Pinot Noir, as it is in Switzerland.
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France

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Beaujolais

- Region in east central France, often considered a part of Burgundy, but really quite distinct. The principal grape grown here is Gamay Noir. Familiar to many as the source of the Beaujolais Nouveau, the first wine of the vintage, Beaujolais is often fresh, fruity and very appealing red wine. Besides the straight Beaujolais, there is also Beaujolais Villages, and what is known as Cru Beaujolais. The 10 individual Crus, such as Moulin à Vent, Brouilly, Fleurie, Julienas, St. Amour and Chénas, each have their own character, and much more depth than someone who has only tried a simple Beaujolais could ever guess. These often represent value-priced, lovely, food-friendly wines.