Product Overview

Overall rating:

Points 86

Domaine Bernard Gripa

Grape Variety:Syrah
Drink:2013 - 2021

Product:

Domaine Bernard Gripa, Saint Joseph, Rhône, 2010

Producer:

Stephen Brook

Tasting: Saint Joseph 2010

Subdued blueberry and damson nose, with some charm. Fairly rich and sleek, textured rather than super-concentrated, an elegant style with freshness, balance and airiness. Not that weighty but there are enough tannins to give some structure and although accessible, it should age reasonably well. Quite long.

Simon Field MW

Tasting: Saint Joseph 2010

A nose of loganberry and hints of pine resin leads, intriguingly, to a surprisingly rounded palate with disarmingly soft tannins, ripe almost strawberry fruit and a finely-moulded finish. Hitherto a little disjointed but certainly not completely devoid of interest.

John Livingstone-Learmonth

Tasting: Saint Joseph 2010

Nose is ripe, broad and reserved – for now it offers a toffee, black raisin air with a solid backing of sunny blackberry fruit. The palate is more forceful, with a hump of power, and an oaked note late on. Very grounded wine suited to winter foods, with a compact sweetness and a rich feature on the finish. Decant. Almost from the southern Rhone in its make-up, including a garrigue note on the aftertaste.

Details

Wine name:Domaine Bernard Gripa
Wine classification:
Wine alcohol content:13.5%
Wine colour:Red
Wine vintage:2010
Price:£22.00
Wine style:Red, medium-bodied
Country:France
Region:Rhône
Subregion:Saint Joseph