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2017 Tardieu Laurent Saint Joseph Old Vine

2017 Tardieu Laurent Saint Joseph Old Vine

93 Points Antonio Galloni's Vinous
2017 Tardieu Laurent Saint Joseph Old Vine
93 Points Antonio Galloni's Vinous

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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

Overview

Grape

Syrah

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

92-93/100 Vinous, Josh Raynolds

"Vivid purple. Displays powerful aromas of dark berry and cherry preserves, baking spices and incense, with a smoky nuance that builds as the wine gets air. Fleshy and broad on the palate but lively as well, offering intense blackberry, boysenberry flavors and a suave touch of candied flowers. Finishes seamless, juicy and impressively long, with an echo of violet and discreet tannins that add shape and subtle grip. (50% whole clusters)."

92/100 Decanter, Matt Walls

"A blend of exceptional St-Joseph terroirs: La Madonne in Chavanay, Coteaux Vitrine in St-Pierre de Boeuf, Ste-Epine in St-Jean de Muzols, and Les Oliviers and Paradis in Mauves. Half of the fruit is destemmed, then it sees 12 months in barrel followed by eight months in foudre. It's a savoury, herbal style with notes of Kalamata olive, bay, marjoram and rosemary. Full, fruity and fairly soft on the palate, it has relatively low acidity but enough to keep things refreshing and brisk. The massy tannins lack a little focus perhaps, but this is a complex, juicy, very Provençal expression of St-Joseph." Drink 2019 - 2022

16.5/20 Jancis Robinson

"Purplish crimson. Aromatic, mid intensity, sweet and salty wine without that much tannin. Quite accessible and not one of the most ambitious St-Josephs (not trying to be Hermitage). Very ‘pleasant’ for medium-term drinking. 100% Syrah. Fruit from: La Madonne sur Chavanay, Coteaux Vitrine sur Saint-Pierre de Bœuf, Sainte-Epine sur Saint-Jean de Muzols, Les Oliviers and Paradis sur Mauves. 12 months in new- and one-year-old oak plus eight months in foudres (Tronçais and Allier)." Drink 2020 - 2027

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Shiraz / Syrah

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Rhone Valley

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    13.00%

  • Maturity

    2020 - 2027

This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF
with GAME
with LAMB

Taste

3

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If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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