Domaine du Tunnel (Stéphane Robert)

Saint-Peray Marsanne

9.216 ratings
9.35 pro ratings
St. Péray, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
Marsanne
Cream Sauces, Chili & Hot Spicy, Veal, Asian Cuisine, Chicken, Pork, Shellfish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Fish
Top Notes For
Matt Lasater

Lights out good! Subtle, textural, balanced glycerol richness and phenolic bite, very and lively given its curves. Bosc pear, pineapple, yellow apple, white flowers, lees, hazelnut and a touch of nutmeg and spice. These are downright delicious white Rhônes that have failed to disappoint

Lights out good! Subtle, textural, balanced glycerol richness and phenolic bite, very and lively given its curves. Bosc pear, pineapple, yellow apple, white flowers, lees, hazelnut and a touch of nutmeg and spice. These are downright delicious white Rhônes that have failed to disappoint

Jan 11th, 2020
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.6

Rocking Roussanne. The freshness on the palate of these micro cuvee St. Perays is just unreal. They drink like nothing else in the Rhone. If Pur Blanc is the Montrachet of the lineup then this is the Chevalier as this is an awesome elegant Roussanne. Like Grand Cru level. Stunning nose. So complex, yellow fruits, pear, mineral, tree bark, earthy, quince but so refined and clear. Amazingly clear actually. Yellow plum. The palate is masterful. Concentrated yet so elegant with such texture and just awesome balance. This is next level Roussanne made in tiny batches. What finish. Fruit is plum, yellow peach, mango, papaya, but so fresh and not vulgar. All class. Just nuts.

Rocking Roussanne. The freshness on the palate of these micro cuvee St. Perays is just unreal. They drink like nothing else in the Rhone. If Pur Blanc is the Montrachet of the lineup then this is the Chevalier as this is an awesome elegant Roussanne. Like Grand Cru level. Stunning nose. So complex, yellow fruits, pear, mineral, tree bark, earthy, quince but so refined and clear. Amazingly clear actually. Yellow plum. The palate is masterful. Concentrated yet so elegant with such texture and just awesome balance. This is next level Roussanne made in tiny batches. What finish. Fruit is plum, yellow peach, mango, papaya, but so fresh and not vulgar. All class. Just nuts.

Jun 12th, 2019
Matté

Manager The Wine Cellars

9.1

Very tight to start, certainly needs a good ol' airing, fruit is taught and green, think lime skin but with a mealy, mineral depth. Clearly needs at least a few more years in the cellar. Palate again has that weighty glycerol and is quite restrained and tight on the finish, stone fruits but again well restrained. Cellar it.

Very tight to start, certainly needs a good ol' airing, fruit is taught and green, think lime skin but with a mealy, mineral depth. Clearly needs at least a few more years in the cellar. Palate again has that weighty glycerol and is quite restrained and tight on the finish, stone fruits but again well restrained. Cellar it.

Sep 27th, 2014
Matté

Manager The Wine Cellars

9.3

Elegant nose that shows light honey and white flowers, polished green apple and under ripe peach with mineral touches, vanilla and even some split pea character. Developed well in the glass with smoky, tight nutty notes.
In the mouth there is substantial glycerol giving weight to the palate, bags of giving fruit, rich apple and stone fruit, decent acidity giving lift. Great, weighty, winter white.

Elegant nose that shows light honey and white flowers, polished green apple and under ripe peach with mineral touches, vanilla and even some split pea character. Developed well in the glass with smoky, tight nutty notes.
In the mouth there is substantial glycerol giving weight to the palate, bags of giving fruit, rich apple and stone fruit, decent acidity giving lift. Great, weighty, winter white.

Sep 27th, 2014
Bart Van Rompaey

Lost a lot of the nose in a years time. Perhaps in a dull phase or drink up asap? On the palette a bit too much acidity.

Lost a lot of the nose in a years time. Perhaps in a dull phase or drink up asap? On the palette a bit too much acidity.

Dec 25th, 2018
George Wareing

Delicious, subtle Saint-Peray.

Delicious, subtle Saint-Peray.

Aug 18th, 2016
Richard Portes

17.5.

Nov 2nd, 2015
Robert McFarlane

Robert had this 4 years ago

Robert had this 4 years ago

Apr 23rd, 2016
Josh Dormont

Josh had this 16 days ago

Josh had this 16 days ago

Jan 5th, 2020
Fricot

Fricot had this 2 years ago

Fricot had this 2 years ago

Aug 12th, 2017