2010 Delas Freres St Joseph Cuvee Francois de Tournon
Syrah - 750ML

  • WA 96
  • IWC 93

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WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2012
A blockbuster effort that performed significantly better than it did last year when it was exhibiting some reduction is the 2010 St.-Joseph Francois de Tournon. This wine which was so tight and difficult to evaluate last... A blockbuster effort that performed significantly better than it did last year when it was exhibiting some reduction is the 2010 St.-Joseph Francois de Tournon. This wine which was so tight and difficult to evaluate last year is brilliant. A dense purple color is followed by notes of graphite pen ink blackberries and blueberries and hints of raspberries smoke and subtle oak. This full-bodied classic monumental St.-Joseph was aged completely in small barrels. The good news is that 1500 cases are just hitting the market. My instincts suggest 1-2 years of bottle age will be beneficial and it is capable of lasting 15 or more years. Don't miss it!
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, April 2012
Inky purple. Wild highly perfumed aromas of candied dark fruits incense and violet with a vibrant overlay of peppery spices. Juicy palate-staining cassis and blueberry flavors show excellent clarity with a bright... Inky purple. Wild highly perfumed aromas of candied dark fruits incense and violet with a vibrant overlay of peppery spices. Juicy palate-staining cassis and blueberry flavors show excellent clarity with a bright mineral note providing lift. Finishes on an intense floral note with lingering mineral and spice nuances.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Syrah
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Northern Rhone
Appellation St Joseph
Vintage 2010

Winery

Delas Freres

Founded in 1835 by Charles Audibert and Phillipe Delas, the celebrated Delas Freres winery grows 30 hectares of vines comprising 10 hectares in Hermitage (including the Domaines des Tourettes estate), 2 hectares in Saint-Joseph, and 18 hectares in Crozes-Hermitage.

In addition to the grapes produced by Delas' own wine growing team, Delas' close relationships with like-minded owner-winegrowers ensure that the company is able to source grapes grown on individual parcels, which reflect their own unique terroir.

Exclusively a family-owned operation for over a century, Delas Freres joined forces with Champagne Deutz in 1977. In 1993, Deutz and Delas Freres were approached by the Rouzaud family, majority shareholder in the Roederer Group. They joined the Roederer Group under whose umbrella Delas' philosophy continues to flourish.