The Saint Joseph project, from steep terraces in Malleval, continues its strong performance with this our first look at the 2017 Syrah wines. In similar fashion to other regions, this ’17 promises a contrast between the power of 2015 and the finesse of 2016, both with very very high quality, and will please N Rhone aficionados big time…..
“(made from fruit grown in Malleval): Opaque ruby. Spice-accented blackberry and blueberry on the fragrant nose and in the mouth. Juicy and sharply focused, displaying very good focus and a hint of cracked pepper on the back half. The long finish features lingering smokiness and dusty, late-arriving tannins that add shape and grip.” 90 points Josh Raynolds FOR THE 2014, NOT THE 2017 OFFERED HERE.