Paul Jaboulet Aîné

Le Grand Pompée Saint-Joseph Syrah

8.899 ratings
8.815 pro ratings
St. Joseph, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
Lee Pitofsky

Complex and savory, excellent representation of Saint-Joseph, notes of smoked meats, camphor, blackberry, black pepper and iron

Complex and savory, excellent representation of Saint-Joseph, notes of smoked meats, camphor, blackberry, black pepper and iron

2 people found it helpfulJun 9th, 2018
Shengli Hu

High minerality. BandAid/Brett, green olive, white pepper, Jupiter, tar, rubber. Medium plus acidity, elevated tannin, medium plus body.

High minerality. BandAid/Brett, green olive, white pepper, Jupiter, tar, rubber. Medium plus acidity, elevated tannin, medium plus body.

1 person found it helpfulJan 27th, 2018
Laura Maguire

Little irony on the nose. Kind of thin but in a good way. Light tannins, sour, cranberry. My style fo sho

Little irony on the nose. Kind of thin but in a good way. Light tannins, sour, cranberry. My style fo sho

1 person found it helpfulOct 13th, 2016
Maayan Koschitzky

Fun,light,spicy wine.

Fun,light,spicy wine.

Sep 4th, 2016
Gregory Fulchiero

Very thin and flat PJA ... Weird actually, with a closed nose, low alcohol and acid,
And muted fruit

Very thin and flat PJA ... Weird actually, with a closed nose, low alcohol and acid,
And muted fruit

Mar 20th, 2016
Martin Bergo

Had with charcuteries at Paul Bocuse restaurant in Lyon. Perfectly fine; but had some other reds from up the hill from StJ that were of another world.

Had with charcuteries at Paul Bocuse restaurant in Lyon. Perfectly fine; but had some other reds from up the hill from StJ that were of another world.

Feb 5th, 2015
Romain Fitoussi

Black fruits, liquorice, pepper and animal smoke notes. Racy Saint Joseph, on youth. Nice delicacy, without the persistence of the greatest wines in the region. To be tested again in 2 years, to taste it on nuanced notes.

Fruits noirs, réglisse, poivre et notes fumées animales. Saint-Joseph racé, sur la jeunesse. Belle gourmandise mais sans la persistance des plus grands crus de la région. A tester à nouveau dans 2 ans, pour le goûter sur des notes nuancées.

Black fruits, liquorice, pepper and animal smoke notes. Racy Saint Joseph, on youth. Nice delicacy, without the persistence of the greatest wines in the region. To be tested again in 2 years, to taste it on nuanced notes.

Fruits noirs, réglisse, poivre et notes fumées animales. Saint-Joseph racé, sur la jeunesse. Belle gourmandise mais sans la persistance des plus grands crus de la région. A tester à nouveau dans 2 ans, pour le goûter sur des notes nuancées.

Dec 29th, 2021
Willie Carter

Clear ruby with thin edges and purple accents. Syrah from Northern Rhône is just plain fun and distinct. Appropriately enough, everything here screams Saint Joseph. Smoke and grilled meats along with oak. Lifted aromas of blueberry and raspberry. Toffee and red cherries say hello.

Saint Joseph is almost the forgotten region of the Rhône which leads to being able to find some really tremendous values there. Polished and energetic with fine tannins. Silky on the tongue. Leather, red fruit, and herbs on the palate. You wish the fruit was a bit more pronounced but the overall package is still nice and delightful.

Clear ruby with thin edges and purple accents. Syrah from Northern Rhône is just plain fun and distinct. Appropriately enough, everything here screams Saint Joseph. Smoke and grilled meats along with oak. Lifted aromas of blueberry and raspberry. Toffee and red cherries say hello.

Saint Joseph is almost the forgotten region of the Rhône which leads to being able to find some really tremendous values there. Polished and energetic with fine tannins. Silky on the tongue. Leather, red fruit, and herbs on the palate. You wish the fruit was a bit more pronounced but the overall package is still nice and delightful.

Jul 30th, 2021
Joe Weinberger

Not bad, just not really getting any Northern Rhone Syrah characteristics from this.

Not bad, just not really getting any Northern Rhone Syrah characteristics from this.

May 16th, 2021
M.Mnd

View: Deep red color, intensity Medium, rubyish color (almost on the red orange), almost no tears.
1st nose: medium intensity - , cherry jam scent, a little bit of Vanilla, raspberry.
2nd nose: med intensity + , fruit is expanding: blackcurrant, Cherry, a tiny bit of cranberry, dark plum. A little bit of liquorice as well. Plum liquor scent.
Palate : intensity ++, at the beginning the smoky notes took over everything. Tannins med, wood is very present. The wine is more open after few hours wait, we get a lot of black pepper spices, a little astringent, not a lot of fruit. Acidity Med +, Body Med - . I’ve liked this Cuvee a lot which was for me a good representation of the AOC and region.

View: Deep red color, intensity Medium, rubyish color (almost on the red orange), almost no tears.
1st nose: medium intensity - , cherry jam scent, a little bit of Vanilla, raspberry.
2nd nose: med intensity + , fruit is expanding: blackcurrant, Cherry, a tiny bit of cranberry, dark plum. A little bit of liquorice as well. Plum liquor scent.
Palate : intensity ++, at the beginning the smoky notes took over everything. Tannins med, wood is very present. The wine is more open after few hours wait, we get a lot of black pepper spices, a little astringent, not a lot of fruit. Acidity Med +, Body Med - . I’ve liked this Cuvee a lot which was for me a good representation of the AOC and region.

May 12th, 2020