20++ is laughable & diminishes the standing of Mr. Jukes.I see that Matthew Jukes is a big fan of La Chapelle 2019. I used to share his palate about 30 years ago, when I liked oaky monsters. I've not paid much attention to him since, and wonder if his tastes have changed at all.
“This is a monumental wine with the finest Syrah nose I have seen since the ethereal and intriguing beauty of the remarkable 2016 vintage and also the monolithic stance of the legendary 1990.”
He continues, “What I find so remarkable about this wine is that it does not show any trace of over-ripeness nor does it have any unwanted oiliness or excessive alcohol. In spite of its richness and depth, this is a pristinely refreshing wine with crunch and crackle of filigree tannin which enlivens every sip.”
He gave a score of 20++ (whatever that means)
Now, I'm not sure that "Monumental" is necessarily a word to describe something pleasant to drink.