Domaine Bernard Gripa, Le Berceau, Saint Joseph, Rhône, 2010

Le Berceau

Score

90
  • Grape Variety: Syrah
  • Drink: 2014 - 2024

Manufacturer:

Domaine Bernard Gripa

Stephen Brook

Tasting: Saint Joseph 2010

Smoky black fruits nose, robust with a light meatiness. Rich, solid, concentrated, with lush chewy tannins but no toughness. Not a refined style but has vigour and grip and a welcome swagger and persistence. The finish is tannic but not excessively so.

Simon Field MW

Tasting: Saint Joseph 2010

Dense rather serious colour, with an equally cerebral nose which seems to add floral and spicy notes to the black fruit, with a whiff of white pepper offering a late soliloquy. Palate is, as expected , concentrated, but does not lack both the kernel of sweet fruit and the refined linear structure for which the vintage is, quite correctly, gaining great plaudits. A wine to repay keeping and contemplation.

John Livingstone-Learmonth

Tasting: Saint Joseph 2010

Wide, wavy bouquet, mixes flowers, abundant red berry fruit, has a safe, ingrained ripeness, is appealing and genuine, local.The palate’s fruit resembles raspberry and keeps moving well, with the entry of lightly dusted tannins towards the finish. Not fully integrated yet – a live roll of acidity still here, which sets up its fresh finale. Sound length. Promising and interesting.

Details

Wine name: Le Berceau
Wine classification:
Wine alcohol content: 13.5%
Wine colour: Red
Wine vintage: 2010
Price: £37.00
Wine style: Red, medium-bodied
Country: France
Region: Rhône
Subregion: Saint Joseph