"The stunning 2010 St.-Joseph ranks alongside the finest wines of the appellation, including Guigal’s l’Hospice and Chapoutier’s Les Granits. It boasts a dense purple color along with scents of kirsch, blackberries, crushed rocks, spring flowers and licorice. It needs 2-3 years of bottle age and should drink well for 15+ years thereafter." RP 93, drink 2014-2029.
Robert Parker, December 2012.
- Bottle £33.00
- Bottle Case £396.00
A white Saint-Joseph wine, 'Céleste' from Jean-Louis Chave has appealing aromas of grilled nuts and cooked quince, and a persistent palate of white orchard fruit with a good viscosity and attractive mineral undertones.
- Bottle £18.50
- Bottle Case £222.00
Saint Joseph 'Terre d'Encre' from Domaine Georges Vernay is a classic dark, Northern Rhône Syrah - restrained violet and blackberry scents and a lively black fruit palate with some good tannic grip and a fresh acidity.
"The Burgundian-styled, medium-bodied 2010 St.-Joseph Terre d’Encre exhibits notes of powdered minerals, damp earth, raspberries and strawberries. With well integrated acidity, tannin and wood, it should drink well for 5-7 years. 86/100, drink 2012-2019."
Robert Parker - Wine Advocate.
- Bottle £24.50
- Bottle Case £294.00
Saint-Joseph Wine - Buy Wine from the Saint-Joseph Region of France
The appellation of Saint-Joseph ought to carry a sub-heading - 'Caveat Emptor'
. While it is widely recognised that the old stronghold around the villages of Lemps, Mauves and Saint-Jean-de-Muzols is home to some of the Northern Rhône's finest viticultural real estate the ill-advised fourfold expansion of the permitted area under vine in the 1980s, stretching the length of the West bank all the way up to Condrieu, means that some pretty mediocre wines qualify for the title. Jean-Louis Chave who has spent much of the past decade restoring some of Saint-Joseph’s best historical vineyards thinks the way forward might lie in a ‘Cru’ system, to more clearly identify point of origin, but until such a scheme materialises would-be-buyers must tread carefully.