Agnés Levet's 2019 Chavaroche harkens back to classic vintages such as 2003 in its massive structure and potential for aging. However, unlike so many modern northern Rhône reds, the wine is not marred by excessive extraction or high alcohol. This rare combination of aromatic and flavor intensity married to impeccable balance and restraint is why so many of our clients seek out this cuvée year after year. Vinification of this Côte Brune plot of barely 1.2 hectares is whole cluster, and élevage is done mostly in older barrels, as the idea is always to highlight the raspberry, bacon, bay laurel and black olive elements. Agnés is of the thought that her 2019 Chavaroche won't start drinking at its best until 2029, although we know full well that virtually no one lucky enough to own this will have any left by then.