Lovely, creamy mouth feel. Black cherry and tobacco notes. — 5 years ago
We had this beauty last night - the 2005 Domaine Courbis "Les Royes" Saint-Joseph. — 10 years ago
A wine with great potential, this is quite young at the moment but has all the stuffing to age well. Profoundly savoury, with charred meat, smoked bacon and iron to complement the dark, inky-black fruits. I struggled to drink more than a couple of glasses of this each night, but here’s hoping it’ll knit together nicely with age. — 2 months ago
Black pepper, tannins, meaty savory — 8 years ago
This is in the zone as many 2020 N Rhone Syrahs are. 19’s are closed as well. Big blackberry, olives, mint and game. So aromatic and lush. Feral, sweaty and so classic. Love this wine. Palate is ripe, inky and rich but with awesome freshness and purity. Melty tannins and awesome depth. Needs some air but man is this in the zone. Wonderful.
After 2 hours this got so lush, so vivid and detailed with pottery, game, blackberry fruit and a pastille like texture. So compelling. 9.4 to 9.6. — 25 days ago