Delas Frères

François de Tournon Saint-Joseph Syrah

8.977 ratings
9.012 pro ratings
St. Joseph, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
Syrah
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

Deep Ruby with aromas of dark fruits, floral and meaty spice. On the palate flavors of raspberry, currant and sweet plums with smoky oak, rustic pepper spice and mineral with good acidity balance. Soft fine tannins, long finish ending with clean fruit and mineral ending. Will do well in cellar.

Deep Ruby with aromas of dark fruits, floral and meaty spice. On the palate flavors of raspberry, currant and sweet plums with smoky oak, rustic pepper spice and mineral with good acidity balance. Soft fine tannins, long finish ending with clean fruit and mineral ending. Will do well in cellar.

Feb 2nd, 2020
J D
9.0

Just-ripe black fruit with an appealing tartness; mineral-forward, a little earthy and Bretty; licorice, coffee, and smoke. Medium-bodied, nimble, and well-balanced in its acid and tannin structure. Becomes more generous with air but retains a compact frame.

Just-ripe black fruit with an appealing tartness; mineral-forward, a little earthy and Bretty; licorice, coffee, and smoke. Medium-bodied, nimble, and well-balanced in its acid and tannin structure. Becomes more generous with air but retains a compact frame.

Dec 7th, 2017
Alex Lallos

Owner No Limit Fine Wines, Private Wine Consultant

8.9

Really starting to enjoy the 2012s. This one is right in the wheelhouse. Does not lack power or depth but it is certainly not a dark or fruity wine. Lots of pepper, spice and bright red fruits. Played more like crozes rather than saint Jospeh. Great value

Really starting to enjoy the 2012s. This one is right in the wheelhouse. Does not lack power or depth but it is certainly not a dark or fruity wine. Lots of pepper, spice and bright red fruits. Played more like crozes rather than saint Jospeh. Great value

Dec 1st, 2017
Ed Lehrman

Just ok.

Just ok.

1 person found it helpfulApr 15th, 2018
Neil Maiers

Yup. #SaintJoseph. We're in good hands boys. Substantial. Powerful. Acid and structure. Coulda held this one longer, but what the heck.

Yup. #SaintJoseph. We're in good hands boys. Substantial. Powerful. Acid and structure. Coulda held this one longer, but what the heck.

May 13th, 2017
Jo Florradikal

dark fruits, floral notes, spices, a hint of funk, still young but great aging potential. alcohol, acidity, body and oak well integrated. #stjoseph

dark fruits, floral notes, spices, a hint of funk, still young but great aging potential. alcohol, acidity, body and oak well integrated. #stjoseph

Mar 16th, 2017
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2012

Vintage 2012

Mar 7th, 2017
boyd pearson

Absolutely delicious.

Absolutely delicious.

Dec 4th, 2016
Christine Havens

Great QPR, the Delas Saint-Joseph François de Tournon Rouge 2011 displays baritone aromas of ripe plums, reduced blackberries, anise, wet embers, fruit cake and a a billowing smoky undertow on opening. It's equally glorious in the mouth, I especially like the interplay of tannins and acidity. It's well defined, black fruit bolstered by cedar and Garrigue, I'm enjoying it on its own, certainly, it has the potential to age over the next decade or so. Highly recommended.

Great QPR, the Delas Saint-Joseph François de Tournon Rouge 2011 displays baritone aromas of ripe plums, reduced blackberries, anise, wet embers, fruit cake and a a billowing smoky undertow on opening. It's equally glorious in the mouth, I especially like the interplay of tannins and acidity. It's well defined, black fruit bolstered by cedar and Garrigue, I'm enjoying it on its own, certainly, it has the potential to age over the next decade or so. Highly recommended.

Sep 3rd, 2016
Matt Walls

Author Drink Me, Quadrille, App editor The London Wine Guide, Judge for Decanter, IWSC, IWC, etc. , Freelance wine writer UK wine mags

9.0

I underestimated this when I tasted a barrel sample. Well made, classic St Joseph. Just a little bit funky on the nose. Well balanced, fresh, good heft of tannin. Pleasure for the mind as well as the body.

I underestimated this when I tasted a barrel sample. Well made, classic St Joseph. Just a little bit funky on the nose. Well balanced, fresh, good heft of tannin. Pleasure for the mind as well as the body.

Apr 5th, 2015