The rare reserve from Desestret. Nose is glorious. Deep granite and game. Also lavender. Light oak. Wet earth. So so aromatic. 17 is open and glorious now. Palate is super concentrated and complex but also a bit young but man are those tannins fine and ripe. So sappy and pure. And long. Toothsome. Velvet and furry tannins. Juicy and so deep. Really terrific stuff and opening by the minute. — a month ago
Gorgeous and deep nose. Cassis, some wood, sappy red berries, smoke, mineral, granite. Needs an hour I’d say. Will track.
Palate is so so 16. Clean, fresh, refined and ripe. Loads of red berry fruit, so juicy, concentrated and pure. Lovely dusty tannins. Very elegant. Long and terrific freshness. Still young and this note is only from 10 minutes open but beautiful wine. Terrific structure as is airs out. — 3 years ago
Love this St. Joseph. Such a different more “Côte-Rotie” style than the classic Mauves, Tournon, Epine styles. Super floral. Violets and more violets. Gorgeous precise and high toned aromas of mineral and lavender as well. Gorgeous red fruits and a lovely smokey, meaty and gamey element. Palate is structured and refined, and a bit tight out of the bottle but does blossom after an hour, but ideally I’d sit on this. Precise and linear, gamey, with huge granitic minerality and wonderfully pure. Give this 3-5 more years. But gorgeous wine if a bit young. — 3 years ago
A new St. Epine! Wow. Nose of white pepper, dark and red berries, game, olive, lavender, huge granite, some lanolin and so so stunningly clean. Such aromatic detail and depth. So elegant, juicy and balanced with super high quality tannins and lovely freshness .Man those tannins. So sleek. So refined. The level of precision is off the charts. Wow. Stunning. — 3 years ago
This is so delicious. Serious, muscular with loads of elegance and length for its youth. So textural and rich without any heaviness, beautifully balanced acidity and oak treatment. Ripe apricot, peach, green pineapple, vanilla, cinnamon, cream, anise, river stones, green almond, yellow flowers, honey. Very expressive nose and palate. Can sense the elevation of St Epine in its freshness and concentration. I could see this going the long haul no problem. — 3 years ago
Pop and pour. Four and a half years since my laat btl. On the nose: dense honey, soft herbs, chamomile perfume. On the palate: fantastic acidity and density. Bitter herbs, grapefruit pith, loads of wet stone, and a touch of white pepper heat/spice on the finish. Wow, absolutely stunning now. — 2 months ago
2015 c’est très bien! Buttery and hints of oak. — 3 years ago