2018 Domaine Barge Syrah St. Joseph Clos de la Ribaudy


  • France
  • Rhône
  • Northern Rhône
  • St. Joseph

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  • joraesque wrote: 89 points

    July 29, 2021 - Upon opening, it smelled corked—but it's got a plastic cork! It turns out it needed to breathe for about an hour; medium-full bodied, and the biggest St. Joseph I've had to date; marked by damp wood and bitter cherry liquor; the more oxidation it got, the more minerality it revealed, as well as some gunpowder on the finish. PH appears to be relatively high. Overall, I'd say this is a St. Joseph for the Robert Parker palate. 13.5% ABV.
    Update: Not drinking so well 30 hours later.



  • MattMauldin commented:

    7/30/21, 7:14 PM - Just an FYI, it’s a Nomacorc, which is plant-based, not plastic.

  • joraesque commented:

    7/30/21, 10:00 PM - That's what I actually thought, just couldn't remember the name for it -- thanks!

  • MattMauldin commented:

    7/30/21, 10:43 PM - It does kind of look like plastic!

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