Xavier G茅rard Saint-Joseph Le Blanchard 2016

This is a deeply coloured syrah wine from Xavier G茅rard in Saint-Joseph in the northern Rh么ne valley. 聽One sniff however and it is immediately a vin de terroir聽with its very distinctive aroma of rosemary and spice. 聽The palate is dry, full bodied and made in a ripe and approachable style with mid weight tannins. 聽GoodContinue reading “Xavier G茅rard Saint-Joseph Le Blanchard 2016”

Tarrahill some previews; ’15 shiraz and ’16 chardonnay

It is always a pleasure tasting newly bottled wine and here are a couple of wines from Tarrahill in the Yarra Valley that have not yet been released. 聽While very kindly provided for MW studies, both are in fact very good wines in their own right and deserve attention. 聽You can read more about TarrahillContinue reading “Tarrahill some previews; ’15 shiraz and ’16 chardonnay”

Yves Cuilleron Saint-Joseph Les Pierres S猫ches 2014

This is a very tasty Saint Joseph from Yves Cuilleron. 聽Tasted out of a half bottle, it has red fruited aromas of redcurrant, strawberries, plus and no overt cedar influences. 聽The palate is medium bodied, sweet fruited, balanced and youthful. 聽(Region: Saint Joseph, Rhone Valley, France, Rating: Good, Would I buy it based on thisContinue reading “Yves Cuilleron Saint-Joseph Les Pierres S猫ches 2014”

Pierre et J茅r么me Coursodon Saint Joseph Silice 2013

This is an excellent Saint Joseph release from Pierre et J茅r么me Coursodon. 聽Tasted during a sunny evening at the rather beautiful restaurant of Chez Ma Cousine on Lake Annecy, it has attractive plum and peppery characters, the latter particularly evident. 聽Good length on the palate, the wine has a depth and harmony that warranted aContinue reading “Pierre et J茅r么me Coursodon Saint Joseph Silice 2013”

Domaine Durand Les Couteaux Saint-Joseph 2008

I thought this syrah to be a pretty good effort for the price. 聽It is bright in the glass, with a medium intensity ruby colour and tears evident. 聽The wine has medium intensity and developing aromatics of vanilla, cedar, powdery wood, plums and pepper.聽 The palate is dry, with medium-high acid, slightly drying tannins andContinue reading “Domaine Durand Les Couteaux Saint-Joseph 2008”