M. Chapoutier St. Joseph les Granits 2010
"From granite soils, the appropriately named 2010 St.-Joseph Les Granits has an opaque purple color and gorgeous, dense notes of sweet black cherries with hints of crushed rock, graphite, pen ink and blackberry liqueur. The granite mineral terroir characteristics come through in this wine, which is full and rich...91-94" WA 12/11 "Vivid purple. An intensely fragrant nose features dark berry preserves, violet, cola and candied licorice. Juicy and perfumed in the mouth, with a velvety touch to the intense blackberry and floral pastille flavors. Youthfully vibrant wine, with zesty acidity adding bite to an impressively long, sappy, floral-accented finish...92-94" IWC 3/12
The name CHAPOUTIER is present in the Rhône Valley since 1808. In 1879, the distant ancestor Polydor CHAPOUTIER was the first to begin to buy vines, thus moving from the status of wine-grower of an estate to that of a viticulturist, a wine producer and a businessman. The pioneering spirit was already present in the family.
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Most of the fruit comes from hillside vineyards in Larnage. The 2010 St.-Joseph Les Granits (870 cases produced) is a more flowery elegant feminine-styled effort than Les Varonnieres. A deep purple color is followed by sweet aromas of Chinese black... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate A Syrah wine from Rhone in France. 2010 2010 Chapoutier St Joseph les Granits Syrah 1500ml