St Joseph 2010: panel tasting results
La Tour Coste, La Combe
Decanter average score: 17pts/20 (90/100pts)
Individual judge’s scores: Stephen Brook 18 Simon Field MW 17 John Livingstone-Learmonth 16
Ripe blackberry nose with red berry, nut, raisin and smoky touches. A modern-style Rhône with chocolatey tones, but it’s not heavy and has ample drive, with a tannic structure, but not in such a way to stifle potential from the natural granitic acidity and the ripe fruit.
Price £14.99 Rodney Fletcher