White

2006 M. Chapoutier St. Joseph Blanc Les Granits

Marsanne

  • France
  • Rhône
  • Northern Rhône
  • St. Joseph
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Community Tasting Notes 17

  • ehodin wrote: 95 points

    July 8, 2019 - What a pleasant surprise. This wine was mis-catalogued in my cellar as the red wine of the same name; so when I took it out and discovered the white wine, I was disappointed.
    On opening it the next night i was absolutely blown away - one of the best Rhone whites I've ever had. Actually tried to find more on wine-searcher, without success
    Buckeye76 right on!

  • buckeye76 Likes this wine: 95 points

    March 27, 2018 - Drinking very well now. Surprisingly complex wine with lots of fruit, apples, citrus, melons, and tropical fruits accompanied by minerals, floral notes, and some nuttiness. This is a well balanced wine, full bodied with nice acidity and a long finish. Don't open very many Rhone whites, but this was very impressive and a greater starter wine to the Scarecrow that was to follow!

  • jrobs7777 wrote:

    September 27, 2017 - Still quite enjoyable. Pear, honeycomb, tropical fruits. Oily texture. Nice viscosity. A little too flabby to really stand out. Some pleasant secondary oxidative notes developing. Should continue to drink well but no reason to wait.

  • skifree wrote: 88 points

    July 2, 2015 - This bottle was much more oxidized than my first, I think the oxidation dominated. It has good acidity and spice on the long finish. Nose is muted. There is little fruit on the palate, mineral, spice, and acid dominates.

  • Paul D wrote:

    December 3, 2014 - Guy's St Joseph Offline (RSJ, Coin Street, London): Medium/deep straw, dull yellow. Nose is dominated by oxidative notes, some stone fruit coming through. Palate is also oxidative and lifeless, if of good length. Don't really see the point of this though I suppose it may just be in an "intermediate phase". *

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    January/February 2008, IWC Issue #136 (link)

    (Maison Chapoutier Saint-Joseph Blanc Les Granits) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2006
  • Type White
  • Producer M. Chapoutier
  • Varietal Marsanne
  • Designation Blanc
  • Vineyard Les Granits
  • Country France
  • Region Rhône
  • SubRegion Northern Rhône
  • Appellation St. Joseph

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 49 (15%)
  • In Cellars 130 (41%)
  • Consumed 139 (44%)

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