I've loved every vintage of this cuvée and the 2018 Saint Joseph Le Clos is undoubtedly with the best of them. Incredibly complex notes of black raspberries, flowers, lavender, bouquet garni, and a terrific sense of elegance all emerge from the glass, and this full-bodied beauty has a silky, elegant texture, great tannins, and one seriously lengthy finish. It shows more spice and meaty nuances with time in the glass and this is more Hermitage than your classic Saint Joseph. Enjoy bottles any time over the coming 20 years.
The 2018 Saint-Joseph Le Clos always shows a more fresh, focused style than the Granits and has Hermitage-like notes of crème de cassis, blueberries, graphite, violets, and burning embers. It has more in common with a Hermitage from Bessards than Saint Joseph.