2019 Chapoutier St Joseph les Granits

Syrah - 750ML
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JD 95

jebdunnuck.com, February 2022

95+ The 2019 Saint Joseph Les Granits is another rich, mouth-filling, structured wine from the team at Chapoutier that will benefit from bottle age. Black cherries, truffle, subtle smoke, and ground herbs all emerge from...
VN 95

Vinous, December 2022

Glass-staining ruby. A highly complex, expansive bouquet evokes fresh dark berries, olive paste, potpourri and incense, along with exotic spice and smoky mineral notes that build steadily with air. Sweet, focused and...
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...
WA 93

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2022

The tannic, full-bodied 2019 Saint-Joseph Les Granits is concentrated and dense—it's a large-scaled block of chiseled stone and blueberries. Hints of cherries, vanilla and pencil shavings provide nuance, while the ripe...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Syrah
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Northern Rhone
Appellation St Joseph
Vintage 2019
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14%
Closure Cork

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.

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.

Introducing the 2019 Chapoutier St Joseph les Granits, a captivating red wine that showcases the best of the Northern Rhone region in France. This exquisite Syrah varietal, with its deep red color, is a true embodiment of elegance and complexity.

As you pour this wine into your glass, you are greeted with a mesmerizing bouquet that unfolds with each swirl. The aromas of black cherries, truffle, subtle smoke, and ground herbs intertwine harmoniously, creating a symphony of scents that tantalize the senses. This wine is a true sensory experience, enticing you to delve deeper into its layers of aromas.

On the palate, the 2019 Chapoutier St Joseph les Granits reveals its full-bodied nature, with a richness and mouth-filling texture that is simply captivating. The flavors of gravelly blackberry take center stage, showcasing the intensity and concentration that this wine possesses. The palate is further enhanced by a salty finish that adds a delightful twist to the overall tasting experience.

The critics have spoken, and their reviews are a testament to the exceptional quality of this wine. Jeb Dunnuck awarded it an impressive score of 95+, noting its structure and recommending it for aging. Decanter awarded it 93 points, highlighting its intensity and density. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate also awarded it 93 points, praising its concentration and velvety finish. Vinous, with a score of 95, applauded its complexity and energy.

The 2019 Chapoutier St Joseph les Granits is a wine that demands attention and respect. Its firm tannins suggest that it will benefit from some time in the cellar, allowing it to further develop and evolve. However, for those who can't resist temptation, it can be enjoyed now, with the promise of an unforgettable experience.

In conclusion, this wine is a true gem from the Rhone region, showcasing the mastery of winemaking by Chapoutier. With its complexity, elegance, and potential for aging, the 2019 Chapoutier St Joseph les Granits is a wine that will undoubtedly leave a lasting impression on any wine enthusiast.