M. Chapoutier : Le Clos 2017

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 A case of 6 Bottles (750ML)
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Parker : 96-98 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Despite Michel Chapoutier's cheerleading for this wine (for me, that should be 100 points), I found it to lack some of the finesse of his single-parcel wines from Hermitage. That's not to say the 2017 Saint-Joseph Le Clos isn't extremely impressive. From its aromatic expression of crushed stone, cracked pepper and ripe cassis to its ample weight, huge concentration and powerful tannins in the mouth, there's a lot to love about this wine. Add licorice and espresso notes on the lengthy finish, and there's no question it's great--the question is just how great is it?
Rhone ValleySaint-Joseph
Country
France

Grape varieties
Syrah

J. Robinson
17+

Vinous - A. Galloni
93-95

Environment
Biodynamic

Wine certification
AOC

Vineyard
Cotes du Rhone Septentrionales

Dessert wine
No

Region
Rhone Valley

Appellation
Saint-Joseph

Color
Red

Producer
M. Chapoutier

Parker
96-98

Allergens
Contains sulfites