What the heck is this? It ain't St. Joseph but follows Guigal's over extracted highly ripe methods .. purple dense grape fruit with a dollop of oak. Too bad I have one more bottle. Remains primary. I guess give it another five years, although I'm not sure what for.
I had this four years ago and thought that it will need another five years of cellaring. This has developed nicely. The barrel note has subsided a lot and now only a hint of cedar. Intense sweet black fruits, crushed blueberries, blueberry liquor, licorice, ink and mineral. Excellent concentration, intense blue fruit driven palate impression, nicely integrated tannins and sweet clean finish. Still quite young and will benefit from another five years of cellaring. A bit denser and riper than a typical St. Joseph. Quite enjoyable.
We opened and let it sit for an hour, poured early before the meal. The meal was leisurely, all really enjoyed the wine. It did have a bit Southern Rhone tinge to it, but we all loved it. The fruit was definitely there but not over the top and I feel it will last another 20 years but is enjoyable now with enough time to the air. This isn't a La La, not priced like one either.
Hint of Ash assuming coming from the barrel, very concentrated blue fruit. If you really breadth deep and stick your nose to it, you can being of St. Joseph flower and mineral. It will require at least five more years of aging to express the terroir. The wine showed alot better on the second day both texturally and fruit expression.
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