Product Overview

Overall rating:

Points 83

La Source

Grape Variety:Syrah
Drink:2013 - 2002

Product:

Ferraton Pere & Fils, La Source, Saint Joseph, Rhône, 2010

Producer:

Stephen Brook

Tasting: Saint Joseph 2010

Spicy smoky nose, with an attractive sauvage character that’s close to gamey. Fresh and precise, with a bright crystalline character and acidity that’s piercing without being green. It’s livelier than the nose suggests. Not especially structured, but it’s stylish and long.

Simon Field MW

Tasting: Saint Joseph 2010

Reduced on the nose the wine is hard to judge in its infancy. The palate is equally perplexing at the moment, alas

John Livingstone-Learmonth

Tasting: Saint Joseph 2010

High notes of tar on the nose, needs decanting to rid its reduction. Stewed plums, red berries present in a nose that is primary, not carrying extra hints as yet. The palate is also held back by its reduction, the black tang fruit not really flowing. A country wine not seeking to be sleek and suave. The fruit will declare more from 2014, and double decanting will also awaken it. Works more on character than precision, is a bit wild, but the fruit is clear, zappy.

Details

Wine name:La Source
Wine classification:
Wine alcohol content:13%
Wine colour:Red
Wine vintage:2010
Price:£19.50
Wine style:Red, medium-bodied
Country:France
Region:Rhône
Subregion:Saint Joseph