Delas, Francois de Tournon, Saint Joseph, Rhône, 2010

Francois de Tournon

Score

86
  • Grape Variety: Syrah
  • Drink: 2013 - 2019

Manufacturer:

Delas

Stephen Brook

Tasting: Saint Joseph 2010

Reticent cherry and blueberry nose, fresh and piquant. Medium-bodied, perky and lively, but relatively lightweight with a modicum of tannins and grip. An attractive early-drinking style, fresh but not structured or particularly long.

Simon Field MW

Tasting: Saint Joseph 2010

Deep colour and distinctive nose of cassis and a hint of aniseed; floral too; all very enticing. The palate betrays expensive winemaking with crowd-pleasing mocha and vanilla behind the griotte fruit. St. Joseph for the international market, a little anonymous in terms of provenance but extremely pleasing in virtually every other respect.

John Livingstone-Learmonth

Tasting: Saint Joseph 2010

Dark red; smoky, pine woods air, very much the St. Joseph of yore, mingling tar, rubber, blackstrap airs, some hunky game, a drift of flowers. The palate is well-filled, broad at first, and that strong starts takes it some way along. It ends on more dry, nutty note. Decant this, since there is a note of reduction. A child of country hills, not the laboratory.

Details

Wine name: Francois de Tournon
Wine classification:
Wine alcohol content: 13%
Wine colour: Red
Wine vintage: 2010
Price: £32.00
Wine style: Red, medium-bodied
Country: France
Region: Rhône
Subregion: Saint Joseph