2012 Delas Freres St Joseph Ste Epine
Syrah - 750ML
  • WA 95
  • WS 93
  • IWC 91

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Reg: $64.94

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In Stock: 7 btls
Ships Immediately

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ETA: Pending

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WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2014
A blockbuster Saint Joseph that’s up there with the crème de la crème of the appellation, the 2012 Saint Joseph Sainte Epine offers awesome notes of crème de cassis, toasted spice, licorice and vanilla bean. Slightly... A blockbuster Saint Joseph that’s up there with the crème de la crème of the appellation, the 2012 Saint Joseph Sainte Epine offers awesome notes of crème de cassis, toasted spice, licorice and vanilla bean. Slightly modern styled, (it was aged in 40% new and 60% 2- to 3-year-old barrels), with full-bodied richness and a decadent, layered style, it stays firmly planted in the Northern Rhone with a granite-influenced minerality, beautiful purity and building tannin. This beauty will have two decades of longevity. - Jeb Dunnuck
WS 93
Wine Spectator, October 2014
Delivers a core of blueberry compote, plum sauce and melted black licorice notes that have yet to resolve fully. Ample ganache and graphite elements hold the finish down for now. This should meld and stretch out with... Delivers a core of blueberry compote, plum sauce and melted black licorice notes that have yet to resolve fully. Ample ganache and graphite elements hold the finish down for now. This should meld and stretch out with mid-term cellaring. An impressive effort from winemaker Jacques Grange. Best from 2016 through 2024. 70 cases imported. –JM
IWC 91
Stephen Tanzer's IWC, December 2014
Bright violet color. Ripe cherry and dark berries on the deeply scented, spice-tinged nose. A sexy floral pastille note adds complexity to gently sweet, slowly unfolding blackberry and boysenberry flavors. Quite... Bright violet color. Ripe cherry and dark berries on the deeply scented, spice-tinged nose. A sexy floral pastille note adds complexity to gently sweet, slowly unfolding blackberry and boysenberry flavors. Quite approachable, with no rough edges and very good depth. This supple, open-knit wine finishes with emphatic thrust, silky tannins and resonating spiciness. - Josh Raynolds
Color & Type Red
Varietal Syrah
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Northern Rhone
Vintage 2012
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork

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.