2016 Chapoutier St Joseph les Granits
Syrah - 1.5L
  • JD 97
  • VN 94
  • WA 93

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JD 97
jebdunnuck.com, January 2018
(94-97+) The 2016 Saint Joseph Les Granits is another sensational wine, and along with the Le Clos, a candidate for the wine of the appellation. A riper, more expressive wine than the Varonniers, it offers tons of black... (94-97+) The 2016 Saint Joseph Les Granits is another sensational wine, and along with the Le Clos, a candidate for the wine of the appellation. A riper, more expressive wine than the Varonniers, it offers tons of black raspberry, saddle leather, potpourri and dried flower aromas and flavors, with gorgeous underlying granite-induced minerality. Concentrated, voluptuous and downright sexy on the palate, with impeccable balance, it's easily going to be one of the stars of the vintage.
VN 94
Vinous, June 2018
(VN 92-94 points) Saturated ruby. Powerful, mineral-accented blue fruits, pungent flowers, incense and a hint of licorice on the highly perfumed nose. Smooth, sweet and expansive in the mouth, offering intense... (VN 92-94 points) Saturated ruby. Powerful, mineral-accented blue fruits, pungent flowers, incense and a hint of licorice on the highly perfumed nose. Smooth, sweet and expansive in the mouth, offering intense boysenberry and spicecake flavors and a candied violet nuance that gains power as the wine opens up. A smoky mineral nuance emerges on the impressively long finish, which features supple tannins and resonating florality. -- Josh Raynolds
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2017
(WA91-93 points) The full-bodied 2016 Saint Joseph les Granits features crushed stone and plum notes plus hints of cracked pepper and dried spices. It's marked by its granitic soils, concentrated and tannic with a sense... (WA91-93 points) The full-bodied 2016 Saint Joseph les Granits features crushed stone and plum notes plus hints of cracked pepper and dried spices. It's marked by its granitic soils, concentrated and tannic with a sense of reserve or austerity. Give it another 5 years or so to mellow. - Joe Czerwinski
Color & Type Red
Varietal Syrah
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Northern Rhone
Vintage 2016

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.