Domaine Gerard Courbis

Vielles Vignes St. Joseph Syrah

9.43 ratings
9.43 pro ratings
St. Joseph, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.5

So damn good. There is so much elite wine in St. Joseph. Nose is stunning, layered and complex. Like if Sozet made St. Joseph. Olive, gamey meats, mint, dead fresh leaves. Red and black berry fruit. So complex. Deep and ethereal. Amazing fruit intensity. Lipstick like intensity. Palate is masterful. Gorgeous purity, texture and balance. So so juicy and terrific finesse. Just so loosey goosey on the palate. So juicy. Wow. Awesome velvety tannins. Showing youthful, accessible exuberance. Just so good. To be classic, old school, playful and accessible is something. So so precise. This always gets better with air. 9.5 for now. As this airs it gets more structured and the tannins become more prominent but so does the freshness. Concentrated and so so sappy.

So damn good. There is so much elite wine in St. Joseph. Nose is stunning, layered and complex. Like if Sozet made St. Joseph. Olive, gamey meats, mint, dead fresh leaves. Red and black berry fruit. So complex. Deep and ethereal. Amazing fruit intensity. Lipstick like intensity. Palate is masterful. Gorgeous purity, texture and balance. So so juicy and terrific finesse. Just so loosey goosey on the palate. So juicy. Wow. Awesome velvety tannins. Showing youthful, accessible exuberance. Just so good. To be classic, old school, playful and accessible is something. So so precise. This always gets better with air. 9.5 for now. As this airs it gets more structured and the tannins become more prominent but so does the freshness. Concentrated and so so sappy.

Jan 8th, 2021
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.5

Nose starts out subdued but super pretty and pure. Mashed flowers, granite, game, smoked meats, clean blueberry and blackberry fruit. Gorgeous earthy notes. So authentic, deep and old school. The nose has such a sense of deepness, uniqueness and authenticity. Leather, old baseball glove leather vibe. Palate is deep, juicy with awesome acidity and freshness and a deep gaminess. Juicy black and red fruits with such purity and finesse. Really really elegant wine. Concentrated and deep. So so pure. Good structure and grip all in a compact package. This is so fine, this is so refined and one of the best old school St. Joseph no one knows about. Terrific inner mouth aromas. So pure. Gains weight and power with air but never lets go of that refinement. Superb. Almost 9.5. We will see.

Update. 9.5. Nose is cerebral, earthy and floral. Palate has so much energy and freshness. Brilliant.

Nose starts out subdued but super pretty and pure. Mashed flowers, granite, game, smoked meats, clean blueberry and blackberry fruit. Gorgeous earthy notes. So authentic, deep and old school. The nose has such a sense of deepness, uniqueness and authenticity. Leather, old baseball glove leather vibe. Palate is deep, juicy with awesome acidity and freshness and a deep gaminess. Juicy black and red fruits with such purity and finesse. Really really elegant wine. Concentrated and deep. So so pure. Good structure and grip all in a compact package. This is so fine, this is so refined and one of the best old school St. Joseph no one knows about. Terrific inner mouth aromas. So pure. Gains weight and power with air but never lets go of that refinement. Superb. Almost 9.5. We will see.

Update. 9.5. Nose is cerebral, earthy and floral. Palate has so much energy and freshness. Brilliant.

Jun 16th, 2020
Scott C

Founder / Co-director SR Wine imports

9.1

This is the old vine Vielles Vignes . This is beautiful , fish tank on the nose . But lovely bright fruit and a long finish . old school Saint Joseph

This is the old vine Vielles Vignes . This is beautiful , fish tank on the nose . But lovely bright fruit and a long finish . old school Saint Joseph

Apr 12th, 2019