Domaine De La Côte Sainte Epine

Mikael Desestret

Côte Sainte Épine Syrah 2017

Lyle Fass
9.4

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

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Domaine de la Côte Sainte-Epine

Côte Sainte-Epine by Mikael Desestret St. Joseph Syrah 2016

Lyle Fass
9.4

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

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Domaine Gilles Barge

Clos Martinets St. Joseph Syrah 2016

Lyle Fass
9.2

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

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Domaine Romaneaux-Destezet (Hervé Souhaut)

Sainte Epine Syrah 2016

Violets, tart blackberry, black pepper, high acid, bit wild 😍 — 2 months ago

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Domaine de la Côte Sainte-Epine

Vieilles Vignes St. Joseph Syrah 2013

Yum. Still young, but sadly my last btl. I adore this producer. — 10 months ago

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Aravind A

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I adore this producer. Still young, but so yummy. Sadly, my last btl.

Jean Francois Jacouton

Saint-Joseph Chemins de Sainte-Epine 2017

Lyle Fass
9.5

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

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Domaine des Pierres Sèches Sylvain Gauthier

Sainte-Épine Saint-Joseph White Rhone Blend 2017

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

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Domaine de la Côte Sainte-Epine

Vieilles Vignes St. Joseph Marsanne Roussanne Blend 2016

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

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Domaine des Pierres Seches

Gauthier Cuvee Aubert Saint-Joseph Marsanne Roussanne 2018

Young, but great upside potential. Old vine Marsanne from the lieu-dit Aubert, east of the Sainte Epine vineyard. One of the original St Joseph appellation parcels, tended by Trollat for decades according to the spec sheet. Delightful. — 2 years ago

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Lyle Fass

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My bottle was tight as well. But this was NUTS out of barrel. I have faith it will blossom.
Steve Anderson

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Will try to give the next bottle a couple of more years!

Domaine A. Labry

Cuvée Sainte Catherine Hautes-Côtes de Beaune Chardonnay

2015 c’est très bien! Buttery and hints of oak. — 3 years ago