Domaine Romaneaux-Destezet (Hervé Souhaut)

Saint Joseph Syrah

9.2134 ratings
9.362 pro ratings
St. Joseph, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
Saman Hosseini

Writer Maison Abattoir

8.9

Northern Rhône Syrah made like Beaujolais (lighter extraction, carbonic maceration). Juicy and high toned with good high toned. Graceful. 11.5% abv. A nice entry to Hervé Souhaut, but I am partial to their Gamay for its darker pitch and depth.

Northern Rhône Syrah made like Beaujolais (lighter extraction, carbonic maceration). Juicy and high toned with good high toned. Graceful. 11.5% abv. A nice entry to Hervé Souhaut, but I am partial to their Gamay for its darker pitch and depth.

Jan 17th, 2018
Gregory Fulchiero

Whether the low sulfur charm has been dominated by brettanomyces and VA, or this wine is just northern Rhône gamey off the charts - it’s too much for me. Looking forward to cracking the 2016 I have for comparison. Not holding up or improving imo

Whether the low sulfur charm has been dominated by brettanomyces and VA, or this wine is just northern Rhône gamey off the charts - it’s too much for me. Looking forward to cracking the 2016 I have for comparison. Not holding up or improving imo

Dec 20th, 2017
Marc Stubblefield

Wine Sales at Vino Carta and Kogod Wine Merchant

9.3

Every single northern Rhône Syrah marker clearly delineated and hung on an open knit frame. I don't think these turn into the ethereal masterpieces of say, Allemand, but rather they offer an airy, drink-now visceral pleasure.

Every single northern Rhône Syrah marker clearly delineated and hung on an open knit frame. I don't think these turn into the ethereal masterpieces of say, Allemand, but rather they offer an airy, drink-now visceral pleasure.

Sep 26th, 2017
Lee Pitofsky

A more fruit forward Syrah with notes of blackberry, black currants and a touch of fresh black pepper

A more fruit forward Syrah with notes of blackberry, black currants and a touch of fresh black pepper

Jul 22nd, 2017
David White

Founder/Editor Terroirist, Contributor The World of Fine Wine, NY Times, LA Times, Washington Post

10

2012 bottling. Such a pure expression of Syrah. love this wine.

2012 bottling. Such a pure expression of Syrah. love this wine.

1 person found it helpfulNov 23rd, 2014
Vito Sergio Parente

Perfume in a glass

Perfume in a glass

1 person found it helpfulApr 1st, 2014
Erich Broksas

Early Mountain Vineyards

8.9

2012

2012

Apr 2nd, 2017
Marissa A. Ross

Wine Editor, Bon Appétit

9.3

Air-puffed violets & black cherries dipped in fatty plum sauce

Air-puffed violets & black cherries dipped in fatty plum sauce

Aug 16th, 2016
Jörgen Lindström Carlvik

Owner, Brix Wine Consultants

9.0

Seriously built-up with fierce tannins and ripe acidity creating drinkability if you can accept its natural resistance. Well defined and elegant finish.

Seriously built-up with fierce tannins and ripe acidity creating drinkability if you can accept its natural resistance. Well defined and elegant finish.

Oct 30th, 2015
Jimmy Hayes

Estate Director Mayacamas Vineyard

9.2

Super young. Great but the best lies ahead. Blackberry bramble. Chocolate mint. Tightly packed. Looking forward to tasting this in 10 years.

Super young. Great but the best lies ahead. Blackberry bramble. Chocolate mint. Tightly packed. Looking forward to tasting this in 10 years.

Oct 22nd, 2015