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"From granite soils, the appropriately named 2010 St.-Joseph Les Granits has an opaque purple color and gorgeous, den...Read more...
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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... Read more
Sedimentary soil at the base of the Hermitage hill. Very dark purple indeed. Dense and magnificent and juicy. Sweeter than so many Hermitages. Expl... Read more
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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 tea graphite blueberries and black raspberries. With a flowery character superb purity full body and a precise crisp finish with plenty of wet rock and powdered stone-like notes this 2010 should age well for 15-20 years. -Robert Parker Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.
Sedimentary soil at the base of the Hermitage hill. Very dark purple indeed. Dense and magnificent and juicy. Sweeter than so many Hermitages. Explosive but not too alcoholic. Very exciting! Supple and yet intense and dense. Energy. Long. This may not be the longest-lived Chapoutier Ermitage but it s lovely! Jancis Robinson.
"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
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