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.
"A pure style, with sanguine and iron notes supporting unadorned damson plum, bitter cherry and red currant fruit. Lovely bergamot, blood orange and singed cedar hints flit through the stylish finish." Drink now through 2022. 92 points.
The Wine Spectator
- Bottle £24.50
- Bottle Case £294.00
"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