2019 Chapoutier St Joseph les Granits
Syrah - 750ML
2019 Chapoutier St Joseph les Granits
  • JD 96
  • DC 93

Reg: $79.94

$69.94

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Reg: $79.94

$69.94

In Stock: 0 btls
Ships Immediately

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

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JD 96
jebdunnuck.com, November 2020
(94-96 points) Dense purple-hued, with a meaty, powerful bouquet of blackberry liqueur, acacia flowers, licorice, crushed stone, and pepper, the 2019 Saint Joseph Les Granits is another brilliant example from this...   (94-96 points) Dense purple-hued, with a meaty, powerful bouquet of blackberry liqueur, acacia flowers, licorice, crushed stone, and pepper, the 2019 Saint Joseph Les Granits is another brilliant example from this vineyard that I'd be happy to have in the cellar. Medium to full-bodied and concentrated, with sweet tannins and a dense, structured mouthfeel, it's going to require 4-5 years of bottle age.  
DC 93
Decanter, October 2020
Gravelly blackberry, very rich and flowing on the palate, intensely concentrated and dense with a salty finish. A huge vintage for Les Granits which will take some time to settle. Tannins are dense, ripe and fibrous - a...   Gravelly blackberry, very rich and flowing on the palate, intensely concentrated and dense with a salty finish. A huge vintage for Les Granits which will take some time to settle. Tannins are dense, ripe and fibrous - a bit too much really. Not the most elegant vintage, but certainly impressive. Lieux-dits Saint-Joseph and Peygros (planted in 1980s and 2000s).  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Syrah
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Northern Rhone
Appellation St Joseph
Vintage 2019
Size 750ML

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.