2016 Chapoutier Le Clos Saint-Joseph
Syrah - 750ML
  • JD 97
  • WA 94

$119.94

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$119.94

In Stock: 0 btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 24+ btls
ETA: Mar. 2019

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JD 97
jebdunnuck.com, January 2018
(95-97+) Much more mineral-driven, the 2016 Saint Joseph Le Clos comes from an early ripening parcel located south of Tournon, high up on the granite slopes overlooking the Rhône River. It sports an inky color as well as... (95-97+) Much more mineral-driven, the 2016 Saint Joseph Le Clos comes from an early ripening parcel located south of Tournon, high up on the granite slopes overlooking the Rhône River. It sports an inky color as well as a liquid rock-like character in its black and blue fruits, pepper, bay leaf and violet bouquet. Rich, full-bodied, incredibly pure, and sensationally concentrated, with fine, fine tannin and a great finish, it’s a beautiful wine that could match what was achieved in 2015.
WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2017
(WA92-94 points) From granite-based soils across the river from Hermitage, the medium to full-bodied 2016 Saint Joseph le Clos is a tremendous effort. Pastry crust notes frame blueberry fruit in this elegant and spicy... (WA92-94 points) From granite-based soils across the river from Hermitage, the medium to full-bodied 2016 Saint Joseph le Clos is a tremendous effort. Pastry crust notes frame blueberry fruit in this elegant and spicy red, which seems almost modern in style through the mid-palate. Then its granite roots take charge, delivering notes of crushed stone and a sense of austerity on the savory finish. It looks to have about two decades of pleasure ahead. - Joe Czerwinski
Color & Type Red
Varietal Syrah
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Northern Rhone
Vintage 2016

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.