Tasting notes: This Saint Joseph is peppery and meaty, with plenty of earthy, spicy nuances, medium to full-bodied richness and sweet tannin. It's a rock-solid St Joseph to enjoy over the coming 8-10 years.
Production notes: 18 months in oak barrels from Allier and Nevers. Fairly recent oak barrels and 15% to 20% new oak.
“Opaque ruby. Spice- and smoke-tinged black and blue fruits on the fragrant nose. At once rich and energetic, offering juicy blackberry and bitter cherry flavors and a hint of olive paste. Silky tannins firm the lingering finish, which conveys building spiciness and a refreshing suggestion of bitter berry skin.” -90pts, Josh Raynolds, Vinous