Guy Farge

Terroir de Granit St. Joseph Syrah

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

Founder Fass Selections

9.4

Nose has wonderful pure blackberry fruit and terrific granitic stank. Loads of smoke, game and herbs. Smells substantial. Floral and raspberry pastille with some air. Very very serious wine. Palate is crazy fresh with crazy granitic energy. Wow that is one mineral St. Joseph. Love it. Palate has insane complexity, energy and purity. Big structure. This is awfully good. Finishes on a complex peppery note. This is like 80% old school as it comes but with a hint of 20% traditionally polished style. I love how classic this is but also how the hard edges of old school are smoothed over. Incredible granitic expression as the name of the wine suggests. Fruit is more of the red and blue kind on the palate and it had a boundless coiled energy that is waiting to release something. I’ll be back.

It’s getting more round on the palate and velvety without sacrificing any of its energy. What a finish and a mid palate one can get lost in. Really really long. 9.3 to 9.4. Oh man it gets crazy sappy.

Picks up terrific finesse at 2 hour mark or so. Really classy wine.

Nose has wonderful pure blackberry fruit and terrific granitic stank. Loads of smoke, game and herbs. Smells substantial. Floral and raspberry pastille with some air. Very very serious wine. Palate is crazy fresh with crazy granitic energy. Wow that is one mineral St. Joseph. Love it. Palate has insane complexity, energy and purity. Big structure. This is awfully good. Finishes on a complex peppery note. This is like 80% old school as it comes but with a hint of 20% traditionally polished style. I love how classic this is but also how the hard edges of old school are smoothed over. Incredible granitic expression as the name of the wine suggests. Fruit is more of the red and blue kind on the palate and it had a boundless coiled energy that is waiting to release something. I’ll be back.

It’s getting more round on the palate and velvety without sacrificing any of its energy. What a finish and a mid palate one can get lost in. Really really long. 9.3 to 9.4. Oh man it gets crazy sappy.

Picks up terrific finesse at 2 hour mark or so. Really classy wine.

Dec 24th, 2020
Joe Gillies

Excellent! Very young so no rush to drink. Opened 30 minutes prior to drinking. Evolving dark.fruit aromas. Grilled Meat, dark fruit, and earthy notes. Well balanced. Definitely recommend.

Excellent! Very young so no rush to drink. Opened 30 minutes prior to drinking. Evolving dark.fruit aromas. Grilled Meat, dark fruit, and earthy notes. Well balanced. Definitely recommend.

Mar 26th, 2021