2009 Chapoutier St Joseph les Granits
Syrah - 750ML
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  • WS 95
  • WA 94
  • IWC 93

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ETA: Sep. 2017

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WS 95
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, September 2012
Densely packed, delivering layers of roasted fig, crushed blackberry and macerated plum fruit, all stitched together with singed apple wood and cocoa powder notes. The finish hints at a tangy iron edge, but is cloaked in... Densely packed, delivering layers of roasted fig, crushed blackberry and macerated plum fruit, all stitched together with singed apple wood and cocoa powder notes. The finish hints at a tangy iron edge, but is cloaked in fruit and toast for now. Shows terrific cut and length. Best from 2014 through 2024. 928 cases made. –JM
WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2014
More sweetly fruited (not unlike the 2011), the 2009 Saint Joseph Les Granits literally bursts from the glass with ripe black raspberry, kirsch, toasted bread, spice and floral-like aromas and flavors. Ripe, beautifully... More sweetly fruited (not unlike the 2011), the 2009 Saint Joseph Les Granits literally bursts from the glass with ripe black raspberry, kirsch, toasted bread, spice and floral-like aromas and flavors. Ripe, beautifully concentrated, up-front, layered and downright sexy, I’d enjoy it over the coming decade, but it will evolve for longer. - Jeb Dunnuck
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, February 2011
Opaque ruby. A pungent exotically perfumed bouquet displays blackcurrant anise and smoky Indian spices along with a sexy floral overtone. Sappy penetrating dark berry flavors are lifted by a smoky mineral quality and pick... Opaque ruby. A pungent exotically perfumed bouquet displays blackcurrant anise and smoky Indian spices along with a sexy floral overtone. Sappy penetrating dark berry flavors are lifted by a smoky mineral quality and pick up a note of violet pastille with air. Firm and gripping on the finish which leaves peppery spice and floral notes behind. -Josh Raynolds
Color & Type Red
Varietal Syrah
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Northern Rhone
Vintage 2009

Label

Chapoutier Les Granits is made from a selection of the estate’s oldest Syrah trunks in the birthplace of the Saint Joseph appellation. The wine’s color is a very deep garnet red. On the nose and mouth are smoky and peppered aromas of black fruit jam with mineral overtones. Tannins are tight with a long persistency in mouth. Depending on the vintage, this wine can be kept from 30 to 60 years or from 50 to 75 years.

Winery

Chapoutier

Chapoutier is one of the oldest wine producers in the Rhone Valley with a history dating back to 1808. A distant ancestor, Polydor Chapoutier, was the first to buy vines here, shifting from being a simple grape grower to making and trading his own wine. For the last two hundred years, the estate has been producing some of the greatest wines in the Rhone Valley. Today, the range also includes wines from some Roussillon appellations as well as projects in Portugal and Australia.

Under Michel Chapoutier’s leadership, quality improved and Chapoutier gained international recognition. The massive negociant and winery produces single-vineyard expressions and classic wines from a range of appellations in the north and south of the valley.

They have adopted biodynamic farming techniques and have included Braille markings on their labels since 1996. This was done from a desire to reach out to and include lovers of good wines with sight-impairments, and as a tribute to Maurice Monier of La Sizeranne, a member of the family that previously owned the vines of the same name and who invented the first abbreviated version of Braille.