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Saint Joseph Lieu Dit, Etienne Guigal 2019

Subregion France > Rhône > Northern Rhône > Saint-Joseph
Grape VarietySyrah

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Tasting Notes

The 2019 Saint Joseph Lieu-Dit Saint Joseph ratchets everything up a notch and has an almost flamboyant style in its sunny red and black fruits, spice, smoked game and flowery incense aromas and flavors. It's full-bodied, has sweet tannins, a round, sexy profile, and a great finish. The oak here is also perfectly integrated. Drink this beauty any time over the coming 10-15 years.

Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com, December 2022

Scents of pencil shavings join heady cassis notes on the nose of Guigal's 2019 Saint-Joseph Lieu-Dit Saint-Joseph, sourced from the former estates of Grippat and de Vallouit. Aged half in new oak and half in second-fill barrels, it's full-bodied, rich and ripe, with a velvety mouthfeel and a lingering finish. 2025 - 2035

Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate, February 2022

Scheduled to be bottled two weeks after this tasting, the 2019 Saint Joseph Lieu-Dit Saint Joseph is brilliant, offering a ripe, powerful, yet incredibly pure style as well as ample cassis and blackberry fruits, notes of spicy oak, flowers, and violets, ripe tannins, and great overall balance. It will benefit from just 2-4 years of bottle age and shine for over a decade. It’s always a riper, sexier Saint Joseph compared to the Vignes de l’Hospice, which always requires more patience.

Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com, February 2022
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