2019 Chapoutier Le Clos Saint-Joseph
Syrah - 750ML
2019 Chapoutier Le Clos Saint-Joseph
  • JD 98

Reg: $149.94

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Reg: $149.94

$139.94

In Stock: 0 btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 24+ btls
ETA: Jun. 2022

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JD 98
jebdunnuck.com, November 2020
(96-98 points) The 2019 Saint Joseph Le Clos comes from higher elevation granite soils and is just about always in the running for the Saint Joseph of the vintage. Reminding me of the Vieilles Vignes cuvée from the Gonon...   (96-98 points) The 2019 Saint Joseph Le Clos comes from higher elevation granite soils and is just about always in the running for the Saint Joseph of the vintage. Reminding me of the Vieilles Vignes cuvée from the Gonon brothers, this dense purple-hued effort offers incredible blackberry and smoked currant-like fruits as well as notes of violets, crushed stone, incense, and leather. It's a rich, full-bodied, incredibly impressive red that's going to take 4-5 years to shed some baby fat and keep for two decades.  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Syrah
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Northern Rhone
Appellation St Joseph
Vintage 2019
Size 750ML

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.