Saint Joseph Rouge Les Granits, M Chapoutier, Northern Rhone, France 2011
100% Syrah in oak for 18 months.
"Another stunner is the 2011 St.-Joseph Les Granits. It’s made in a forward, accessible style and offers up gorgeous blackberry, crushed flowers, toasted bread, licorice and background meatiness to go with full-bodied richness and depth on the palate. Already approachable, with knockout complexity and loads of fruit, it should drink nicely over the coming 10-12 years." 95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate