2013 Chapoutier St Joseph les Granits
Syrah - 750ML
  • WA 93
  • WS 93
  • VN 92

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In Stock: 18 btls
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WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2015
93+ Sporting a terrific mostly opaque purple color, the 2013 Saint Joseph les Granits gives up a gorgeous perfume of crushed rocks, violets, bay leaf, charcoal, and black and blue fruits. Medium to full-bodied... 93+ Sporting a terrific mostly opaque purple color, the 2013 Saint Joseph les Granits gives up a gorgeous perfume of crushed rocks, violets, bay leaf, charcoal, and black and blue fruits. Medium to full-bodied, structured and tannic, it needs 3-4 years of cellaring but should have two decades of overall longevity. While this cuvee is normally exuberant and sexy, this 2013 is much more classically styled. - Jeb Dunnuck
WS 93
Wine Spectator, June 2016
Lively pepper and bay notes lead the way, followed by more savory details that are easily absorbed by the core of juicy cherry and blackberry fruit. Fresh, showing minerally cut through the finish. Drink now through 2023... Lively pepper and bay notes lead the way, followed by more savory details that are easily absorbed by the core of juicy cherry and blackberry fruit. Fresh, showing minerally cut through the finish. Drink now through 2023. 56 cases imported. –JM
VN 92
Antonio Galloni's Vinous, March 2016
Vivid ruby. Intense black currant, cherry cola, violet, licorice and woodsmoke scents, along with suggestions of sandalwood and star anise. Stains the palate with intense, spice-laced dark fruit and spicecake flavors that... Vivid ruby. Intense black currant, cherry cola, violet, licorice and woodsmoke scents, along with suggestions of sandalwood and star anise. Stains the palate with intense, spice-laced dark fruit and spicecake flavors that spread out on the back half. Smooth, seamless and graceful in character; a suave floral nuance lingers on the very long, gently tannic finish. -- Josh Raynolds
Color & Type Red
Varietal Syrah
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Northern Rhone
Vintage 2013
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork

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.