Domaine Romaneaux-Destezet (Hervé Souhaut)

Les Cessieux Saint-Joseph Syrah

9.225 ratings
9.29 pro ratings
St. Joseph, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
Matt

Forgot about this guy in storage. So happy it was CLEAN and fresh as a daisy. Brambly berry fruit, peppercorn, violets, bay and other classic herbs, some olive and licorice wrapped up in a neat and vibrant package. Something slightly meaty and savory hiding out, but this is quite light on its feet and quaffable with its crisp fruit and chalky tannin.

Forgot about this guy in storage. So happy it was CLEAN and fresh as a daisy. Brambly berry fruit, peppercorn, violets, bay and other classic herbs, some olive and licorice wrapped up in a neat and vibrant package. Something slightly meaty and savory hiding out, but this is quite light on its feet and quaffable with its crisp fruit and chalky tannin.

Dec 4th, 2020
Stephen Solaka

Smoke, cherries and pepper

Smoke, cherries and pepper

Mar 4th, 2018
Levi Glenn

Love the acid and style of this wine. Didn't quite stand up against the richer wines in this flight, but again it's is own animal. Lots of carbonic character. Day two it lost that primary effervescence and showed much more weight on the palate. Definitely the outlier in the group. Would like to see this with at least 5 years of age.

Love the acid and style of this wine. Didn't quite stand up against the richer wines in this flight, but again it's is own animal. Lots of carbonic character. Day two it lost that primary effervescence and showed much more weight on the palate. Definitely the outlier in the group. Would like to see this with at least 5 years of age.

1 person found it helpfulMar 29th, 2016
Levi Glenn

If tasted blind I would have thought Gamay. Great freshness and cut.

If tasted blind I would have thought Gamay. Great freshness and cut.

Feb 24th, 2016
Christian Alexander Møller Bach

Very robust nose, palate is way more delicate. Carbonic character comes through a little too much for my taste.

Very robust nose, palate is way more delicate. Carbonic character comes through a little too much for my taste.

Mar 15th, 2018
Keith Herrick

Out of mag, and given a quick decant. Purple fruit, herbs and rock. It was a bit tight, but it was young. Not as smooth as the jamet cdr drunk along side it, or as refined as the Vincent paris 60, but still delicious.

Out of mag, and given a quick decant. Purple fruit, herbs and rock. It was a bit tight, but it was young. Not as smooth as the jamet cdr drunk along side it, or as refined as the Vincent paris 60, but still delicious.

Jan 11th, 2017
Berg

This smells like it's going to be a pretty big old world syrah, but it then pivots and is light and feminine on the palate. Red fruit mingles with subtle bacon fat, nutty aged meat, lots of florals, hints of stoney minerality. Such a great wine, and it's only the second year of this bottling.

This smells like it's going to be a pretty big old world syrah, but it then pivots and is light and feminine on the palate. Red fruit mingles with subtle bacon fat, nutty aged meat, lots of florals, hints of stoney minerality. Such a great wine, and it's only the second year of this bottling.

Aug 9th, 2016
Jolie Sparacino

My future husband will smell like this.

My future husband will smell like this.

Nov 18th, 2015
Seth Morgen Long

Broker • Arterberry Maresh / Winemaker • Morgen Long

9.2

Seth had this 4 years ago

Seth had this 4 years ago

Apr 19th, 2018
Ronnie Sanders

Owner/Importer Vine Street Imports

9.4

Ronnie had this 4 years ago

Ronnie had this 4 years ago

Jun 14th, 2017