2016 Tardieu Laurent Saint Joseph Old Vine

2016 Tardieu Laurent Saint Joseph Old Vine

91 Points Wine Spectator
2016 Tardieu Laurent Saint Joseph Old Vine
91 Points Wine Spectator

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A serious Saint Joseph from granite soils, in a Northern Rhone sub-region much beloved by Tardieu. Their old vine St Jospeh is intense but precise, with powerful black and blue fruit, florals and minerals offering a vibrant and complex food accompaniment. Another great example from an increasingly valued spot, this will decant now or cellar for a good few years.

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$54.99 in mixed 6+ or $61.99 per bottle




Its Origins

Domaine Tardieu-Laurent was established in 1994. It is a partnership between Dominique Laurent, a former pattisier (and with the girth to go with it) and one of the hottest names in Burgundy, and Michel Tardieu, a dynamic young winemaker. Tardieu-Laurent is an extremely unusual operation in that they are a négociant only, buying young wines from growers all over the Rhône, which they mature and blend before bottling. They own no vineyards and don't buy grapes, only wine. Tardieu-Laurent is very much an "artisan" producer, making between half a dozen and 20 or so barrels of each wine. The majority of the wines are from the southern Rhône although superb cuvees of Cote Rôtie and Hermitage are also produced. The wines are all aged in small oak casks (often 100% new) and bottled with no fining nor filtration. Michel Tardieu proclaims himself as a confirmed terroirist, insisting that his aim with each appellation is to express powerfully the fruit and sense of place, never masking these factors with wood.

What The Critics Say

91/100 Wine Spectator

"Fresh, with a juicy edge to the mix of raspberry and red currant coulis flavors, laced with singed mesquite, tobacco and olive hints. Offers a light brambly feel through the finish."

90-93/100 Parker's Wine Advocate, Jeb Dunnuck (2015 vintage)

"The saturated, inky purple-colored 2015 St Joseph Vieilles Vignes is a deep, concentrated and structured wine that offers obvious minerality intermixed with notions of black and blue fruits, graphite, toasty oak and roasted herbs. Possessing high extract, notable freshness and ripe tannin, give bottles 2-3 years of cellaring and enjoy over the following decade."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Shiraz / Syrah

  • Colour


  • Region

    Rhone Valley

  • Closure


  • Volume


  • Alcohol


  • Maturity

    2018 - 2024

This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF
with GAME
with LAMB



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