With an intense garnet color, a nose filled with very floral aromas (violet) that are changing on the licorice and spices, this St. Joseph Michel Chapoutier presents a supple attack with a dominant red fruit on the palate. The final is long and marked by spices.
Robert PARKER - 89-91/100
"These 2015s are spectacular across the board and I certainly had a big smile on my face for the duration of the tasting. What I’m sure will be a great introduction for readers interested in St Joseph, the 2015 St Joseph Deschants offers lots of black cherry and jammy blackberry fruit, as well as peppery herbs, medium to full-bodied richness and a ripe, sexy style."
the 2015 Saint Joseph Les Granilites comes all from the southern part of the appellation, from parcels around Mauve, Tournon and Saint-Jean-de-Muzols. Aged in equal parts concrete and barrel, it offers clean, classic Syrah notes of black fruits (blackberries, currants) and peppery herbs, medium to full-bodied richness, a silky texture, no hard edges, and a great finish. Drink it through 2027
Robert PARKER - 94/100
The colour is a deep garnet red. The nose is essentially fruity, with strong aromas of cassis and plums, an a touch of violets.
This is an ample, well-rounded wine in the mouth that has sufficient tannins for ageing capacity.