M. Chapoutier : Le Clos 2016

 A case of 6 Bottles (750ML)
All Vintages of this wine
Parker : 97 / 100
Wine Spectator : 95 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Looking even better than it did last year, now that it's in the bottle, Chapoutier's 2016 Saint-Joseph Le Clos is impressive indeed. Classy notes of crushed stone and pencil shavings are joined by floral hints of violets, plus ripe cassis on the nose. Full-bodied, rich and concentrated, it comes across as dense yet not heavy (does that make any sense?), finishing with silky tannins and a tremendously long finish. It's a tour de force in Saint-Joseph, nearly equal in quality to Chapoutier's parcel-selection wines from across the river in Hermitage.
Rhone ValleySaint-Joseph
Alcohol
14

Dessert wine
No

Environment
Biodynamic

J. Robinson
17+

J. Suckling
91-92

Vinous - A. Galloni
92-94

Wine Spectator
95

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Grape varieties
Syrah

Vineyard
Cotes du Rhone Septentrionales

Region
Rhone Valley

Appellation
Saint-Joseph

Color
Red

Producer
M. Chapoutier

Parker
97

Allergens
Contains sulfites