2020 Courbis St Joseph les Royes

Syrah - 750ML
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JD 95

jebdunnuck.com, December 2022

Burning embers, graphite, violets, and mostly blue fruits dominate the 2020 Saint Joseph Les Royes, an Hermitage-like Saint Joseph that has medium to full-bodied richness, a seamless, elegant mouthfeel, ripe tannins, and...
WA 93

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2022

(91 - 93 points) Aged in 25% new oak, the 2020 Saint Joseph Les Royes was still in barrels at the time of my visit, so I was presented a representative sample for review. Hints of black raspberries and mocha appear on the...
VN 93

Vinous, December 2022

Bright purple. Spice-accented red and blue fruit aromas show fine delineation and are complemented by suggestions of vanilla and candied violet. Sappy and nicely concentrated yet lively as well, offering juicy cherry and...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Syrah
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Northern Rhone
Appellation St Joseph
Vintage 2020
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14%
Closure Cork

In the picturesque region of Northern Rhone in France lies the exquisite 2020 Courbis St Joseph les Royes. This captivating red wine, crafted from the noble Syrah grape, is a true testament to the artistry and tradition of winemaking in the Rhone Valley.

With its deep garnet hue, the wine displays a certain regal elegance that is complemented by its medium to full-bodied richness. The nose is greeted with an enticing bouquet of burning embers, graphite, and delicate violets, which harmoniously intertwine with the luscious aromas of mostly blue fruits. This aromatic symphony sets the stage for a truly captivating tasting experience.

Upon the first sip, the seamless and elegant mouthfeel caresses the palate, revealing the impeccable craftsmanship of the Courbis winery. The ripe tannins provide structure and depth, while a great finish leaves a lasting impression. However, this 2020 vintage, like a hidden gem, is still in its youthful stage and will benefit from 2-4 years of cellaring to unlock its full complexity.

Renowned wine critic Jeb Dunnuck awarded this enchanting wine with an impressive score of 95 points, describing it as an "Hermitage-like Saint Joseph." His tasting note emphasizes the beautiful layering and overall longevity of the wine, predicting a remarkable 15 years of aging potential.

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate also showered praise upon this Saint Joseph Les Royes, awarding it a score of 93 points. The reviewer highlights the supple and creamy texture of the medium to full-bodied palate, with hints of black raspberries and mocha. This seductive offering is expected to be approachable upon release and will continue to delight throughout the decade.

Vinous, another esteemed publication, echoes the sentiments of its counterparts, awarding this wine with a score of 93 points. Their tasting note describes the wine as sappy and nicely concentrated, with juicy cherry and boysenberry flavors that become spicier with aeration. The smooth blend of power and finesse captivates the senses and culminates in a long, smooth finish.

The 2020 Courbis St Joseph les Royes is a wine that exudes grace, complexity, and a sense of place. From its vibrant purple hue to its harmonious flavor profile, this wine is a testament to the dedication and artistry of the Courbis winery. It is a wine that demands attention, a wine that will delight the most discerning of palates, and a wine that will undoubtedly leave a lasting impression.