At Maison Chapoutier — a month ago
Still hanging in there. Still some pleasant tartness, fruits is quite subdued. Some time airing helps a lot. — 6 months ago
Spot-on, classic, perfectly delineated Saint Joseph. This is the elegant and pretty side of Syrah. Flowing waves of violets and black pepper lift effortlessly out of the glass with bright red fruits. Mid palate is silk and nearly weightless with fine tannins. Low alcohol and neutral oak profile allow for a very pure expression. Hints of game on the finish with a lingering minerality and a fresh, spicy peppercorn character that would be lovely with a variety of meats and herbs. Beautiful wine that I look forward to revisiting over the next 2-3 years. — 2 years ago
Raspberry and cherry upfront with a spicy finish. Balanced tannins and acidity. Easy drinking for a bigger red. — 3 months ago
Little thin/not much body now but good fruit once the funk blew off. And there was a lot of funk. 1999 — 4 months ago
Clean, ezpressive fruit. Merlot adopts a darker, riper, character. Well handled oak. — 8 months ago
Light white pepper — 3 months ago
This is a very enjoyable CDP. Showing black fruits with chocolates, earth, wood, vanilla, vegetables, dark coffee, herbs, spices, peppercorn, leather, vinaigrette and tobacco leaf.
Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry on the palate and very yummy. At this point it is showing great complexity and mouthfeel.
Good by itself or with food. Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up and shows some tannins.
Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.
This is a from a great vintage, Drinking, very nicely now, and will age nicely in the next 10 years.
Robert Parker 94 points.
I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.
A blend of 65% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre and 5% Cinsault. Aged in stainless steel vats (70%) and new oak barrels (30%).
15% alcohol by volume.
$50. — 4 months ago
Fav white at Vincent's — a year ago