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  • Country ranking ?

    3 552
  • Producer ranking ?

    23
  • Decanting time

    2h
  • When to drink

    now to 2030
  • Food Pairing

    Parma ham and sour cherry confit

The only Saint Joseph produced, the 2012 St Joseph Domaine de la Croix des Vignes is another incredible effort from this team. Coming from steep, granite soils and a vineyard located just beside the famed Vignes de Hospice, this beauty knocks it out of the park with its massive minerality, currants, rare beef and tapenade-like aromas and flavors. Ripe, medium to full-bodied, beautifully textured and still lively and elegant, it too will knock your socks off over the coming 15-20 years.

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The Story

From a 1.5 hectare vineyard in the heart of the Saint-Joseph’s finest terroir, above Mauves and Tournon. This incredibly steep plot faces southwest and is composed of pure granite with the bedrock very close to surface.

Biodynamically farmed

25+ year old vines

Low yields of 25 hl/ha

Aged in barrel (20% new)

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Vintage 2014

Expansive aromas of black and blue fruits, smoky minerals, spicecake and floral oils. Alluringly sweet and seamless on the palate, offering an array of dark berry fruit and floral pastille flavors lifted by juicy acidity. Finishes with smooth, harmonious tannins that fold quickly into the wine's plush, spice-accented fruit.

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Latest Pro-tasting notes

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Tasting note

color

Medium and Green-Yellow

ending

Long, Lingering and Spicy

flavors

Apricot, Smoky, Mineral, Floral, Buttery and White fruits

nose

Intense, Complex, Seductive and Generous

taste

Average in Acidity, Perfectly balanced, Well-Integrated, Multi-dimensional, Youthful, Medium-bodied, Harmonious, Elegant, Fresh and Dry

Verdict

Impressive

Written Notes

Good looking normal size bottle. Colour is green-yellow and medium. On the nose it is open, intense, complex, refined, generous and seductive. The taste is fresh, harmonious, elegant, fragrant, vivid, toasty, and dry, and average in acidity, medium-bodied, with perfectly balanced, multi-dimensional, complex, well-structured, well-integrated structure and youthful. On the palate it is layered and has smoky, white fruits, apricot, floral, buttery and mineral flavours. The finish is long, lingering, vibrant and spicy. This wine is impressive. Perfectly stored bottles are still very worthy and will last well for another 1-5 years and decant at least 15min before tasting.
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Origin

Hermitage, Rhône

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