E. Guigal

Lieu-Dit Saint-Joseph Syrah

9.37 ratings
9.41 pro ratings
St. Joseph, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
Will Stanley

My second time trying this ‘Lieu-Dit’ Saint-Joseph bottling by northern Rhône powerhouse Guigal, from the exceptional 2015 vintage. It is a better wine than it was in August last year (at which point it was a little closed down). Frankly, it is a brilliant wine from this lesser appellation that, in short, is a full-blooded expression of Syrah with bags of intent.

Intense aromatics, a medley of plum, hoisin, fig compote, leather and black pepper. The palate is incredibly rich and saturated, packed full of blackberry, cranberry, an umami quality, jamon iberico and aged beef. Tannins and acidity are both high but are perfectly poised in harmony with the fruit. The finish is impressively long, and moreish. In a terrific spot now at five years but this should continue to sing in a decade. Really a thoroughly enjoyable northern Rhône.

My second time trying this ‘Lieu-Dit’ Saint-Joseph bottling by northern Rhône powerhouse Guigal, from the exceptional 2015 vintage. It is a better wine than it was in August last year (at which point it was a little closed down). Frankly, it is a brilliant wine from this lesser appellation that, in short, is a full-blooded expression of Syrah with bags of intent.

Intense aromatics, a medley of plum, hoisin, fig compote, leather and black pepper. The palate is incredibly rich and saturated, packed full of blackberry, cranberry, an umami quality, jamon iberico and aged beef. Tannins and acidity are both high but are perfectly poised in harmony with the fruit. The finish is impressively long, and moreish. In a terrific spot now at five years but this should continue to sing in a decade. Really a thoroughly enjoyable northern Rhône.

Nov 19th, 2020
Ron Siegel

This was all about smoke & mineral with notes of black cherry, crushed rock, lavender & floral spice.

This was all about smoke & mineral with notes of black cherry, crushed rock, lavender & floral spice.

Sep 1st, 2020
Casey Stringer

I could drink this every day. An absolute bullseye of what I love about wine.

I could drink this every day. An absolute bullseye of what I love about wine.

Feb 28th, 2019
Ron Siegel

Corked!

Corked!

Apr 21st, 2020
Matt Grauwiler

Matt had this 6 months ago

Matt had this 6 months ago

Aug 7th, 2020
Bart Van Rompaey

Bart had this a year ago

Bart had this a year ago

Sep 18th, 2019
pascal cremers

pascal had this a year ago

pascal had this a year ago

Sep 17th, 2019
Bruce Baldinger

Bruce had this 2 years ago

Bruce had this 2 years ago

Jul 5th, 2019