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Professional Ratings: 92 Wine Spectator, 90 The Wine Advocate
Region: Rhone, France
Other Info: Boutique Wines
Style: Earthy & Spicy
Item no. 111145
Flavors and aromas of jasmin, almond paste, tobacco, roasted bread, wild raspberry. The quality is everywhere in the serines of St Joseph: the beauty of the slopes, the quality of the granitic soils, the elegance of the wines, their ability to age. The outstanding character of the serine grape makes us go back to the ancient flavors, so interesting compared to the standardized syrah from our century.
Plush, with espresso and cocoa powder notes framing the dark plum, crushed blackberry and warm fig sauce flavors. Long and velvety through the full-bodied finish. Drink now through 2016. 350 cases made.
The big 2009 St.-Joseph offers up scents of strawberry jam, black cherries, black currants, licorice, graphite and a touch of scorched earth. Very good, with outstanding concentration, purity and texture, it still has some tannin to shed, but it is accessible and should drink nicely for a decade or more.