2012 Chapoutier Le Clos Saint-Joseph
Syrah - 750ML
  • WA 96
  • IWC 93

Reg: $119.94

$89.94

This product is
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Reg: $119.94

$89.94

This product is
out of stock

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WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2014
In complete contrast to the sexy, flamboyant les Granits, the tiny production 2012 Saint Joseph le Clos (which comes from a vineyard just a couple kilometers from the les Granits) is firm, tight and structured, with edgy... In complete contrast to the sexy, flamboyant les Granits, the tiny production 2012 Saint Joseph le Clos (which comes from a vineyard just a couple kilometers from the les Granits) is firm, tight and structured, with edgy notes of cassis, blackberry, powdered rock and ground herbs. Full-bodied, concentrated and rich, it needs 3-4 years in the cellar, and will have two decades of longevity. This is almost non-existent in the marketplace, but it's worth the effort to track down. 96+ - Jeb Dunnuck
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Vinous, February 2015
Saturated ruby. Strongly perfumed aromas of blackberry, blueberry, violet, black cardamom and minerals. Seamless, expansive and sweet on the palate, offering deeply concentrated dark berry compote and cola flavors and a... Saturated ruby. Strongly perfumed aromas of blackberry, blueberry, violet, black cardamom and minerals. Seamless, expansive and sweet on the palate, offering deeply concentrated dark berry compote and cola flavors and a hint of star anise on the back half. Gains richness with air and finishes extremely long, with building tannins and clinging mineral and floral notes. Here's a Saint-Joseph that can stand up to plenty of Hermitages. -- Josh Raynolds
Color & Type Red
Varietal Syrah
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Northern Rhone
Appellation St Joseph
Vintage 2012

Label

Chapoutier’s Le Clos Saint-Joseph 100% Syrah has a dark, garnet black color with purple highlights throughout. On the nose are lovely notes of dark fruit (cherry, blackberry), and beautiful minerality with graphite notes. The wine is soft, rich and elegant on entry. It has very fine, silky tannins, long-lingering finish and aromatic notes reminiscent of the granite terroir.

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.