2011 Chapoutier St Joseph les Granits
Syrah - 3L
  • WA 94

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2014
More sexy and flamboyant, the 2011 Saint Joseph Les Granits showed similar to last year, with loads of kirsch, blackberry, rose petal, spring flowers and hints of meatiness giving way to a full-bodied, sweetly fruited... More sexy and flamboyant, the 2011 Saint Joseph Les Granits showed similar to last year, with loads of kirsch, blackberry, rose petal, spring flowers and hints of meatiness giving way to a full-bodied, sweetly fruited Saint Joseph that can be enjoyed anytime over the coming decade. - Jeb Dunnuck
Color & Type Red
Varietal Syrah
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Northern Rhone
Vintage 2011

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.