2016 E. Guigal Saint Joseph Lieu Dit Rouge
More elegant and subtle, the 2016 Saint Joseph Lieu Dit Saint Joseph offers classic notes of scorched earth, crushed rocks, and crème de cassis in its medium…
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This wine is a unique expression of the excellence of the lieu-dit « Saint-Joseph » appellation and these vineyards are from amongst the very best of this up-and-coming appellation in the northern Côtes-du-Rhône. These very slopes lent their name to the Saint-Joseph appellation when it was created. The label was designed by Roger Pfund, a Franco-Swiss artist who is a specialist in the design of bank notes.
Deep red color. A pure, intense and complex nose with dominant black fruit and delicate oak aromas. A powerful attack with round and elegant tannins. A veritable success that is fresh and powerful and will become more refined with age. -Winemaker’s Notes
Wine Advocate (WA)
Potentially the equal of the 2015 but more approachable and seductive, the 2016 Saint Joseph lieu dit Saint Joseph is dark and plummy, loaded with cassis fruit. Velvety in texture, it should drink well a bit earlier than the 2015 yet age almost as long. – Joe Czerwinski – 29-12-2017
James Suckling (JS)
This has been wedged into shape with a bold serving of oak. Very intense, cedary, chalky aromas with a core of concentrated, ripe, peaches and pears. Slight, resiny edge to the finish. Plenty of fruit and a lot of oak-derived artifice here for now. Try in 2020.
-James Suckling (08/29/2018)
Jeb Dunnuck (JD)
More elegant and subtle, the 2016 Saint Joseph Lieu Dit Saint Joseph offers classic notes of scorched earth, crushed rocks, and crème de cassis in its medium to full-bodied, silky, layered style. It’s going to be a brilliant wine that will keep for 10-15 years.
-Jeb Dunnuck (12/20/2018)