M. Chapoutier Saint Joseph Le Clos 2019
La Syrah de M. Chapoutier Saint Joseph "Le Clos" proviene de viñedos situados en paralelo al río desde Hermitage. Un tinto de corte moderno, con una clara tendencia a los recuerdos minerales de sus suelos graníticos, una Syrah austera y sabrosa con una larga capacidad de guarda. Todo un referente en la denominación Saint Joseph, famosa por sus accesibles precios y por entregar tintos con una fina y oscura personalidad aromática.
Viñedo y elaboración
Opinión de los críticos
More elegant, the 2019 Saint Joseph Le Clos has an incredibly granite nose of cassis, leather, ground pepper, and powdered rock. Tasting like a Hermitage from Bessards, it’s medium to full-bodied, has remarkable purity, fine tannins, and a seamless mouthfeel. I suspect the acidity is quite low, but this has a great sense of freshness as well as length.
From east-facing vines that were planted at the end of the 1990s, Chapoutier's 2019 Saint-Joseph Le Clos offers up scents of crushed stone, blackberries, cassis and hints of scorched coffee. Full-bodied, concentrated and rich, it's dense, creamy textured and plush on the mid-palate, finishing long and velvety. I suspect I may be underestimating it.
Slightly wild in the nose, but in a very exciting way, this is a deep and complex St.-Joseph. Powerful and meaty with a serious tannin structure that will enable it to age for many years. Forest-floor character emerges as it aerates. Very concentrated and firm finish. From biodynamically grown grapes with Demeter certification. Drinkable now, but best from 2025.