Domaine du Chene, Anaïs – (tank sample), Saint Joseph, Rhône, 2010

Anaïs - (tank sample)

Score

83
  • Grape Variety: Syrah
  • Drink: 2013 - 2024

Manufacturer:

Domaine du Chene

Stephen Brook

Tasting: Saint Joseph 2010

Muted oaky nose, a bit rubbery. Medium-bodied, reasonably fresh, but also has a slight stewed character that’s out of the sync with the acidity. This somehow lacks conviction and stylishness. Medium length and a slack finish.

Simon Field MW

Tasting: Saint Joseph 2010

Awkward, slightly unformed nose; a little sappy and raw. Palate makes no real effort to redeem this situation.

John Livingstone-Learmonth

Tasting: Saint Joseph 2010

Chocolate from its ripeness and oaking, stems and black raisin. The palate has a fleshy content, the fruit is mulled in style, and this is set to be a sweet-tooth, oak raised pleaser. The oak-toffee effect is still strong, so leave until 2015. Low-level terroir, given its preparation in the cellar. A very late note of raspberry shows it can pull through the oak cloak over time. Decant this.

Details

Wine name: Anaïs - (tank sample)
Wine classification:
Wine alcohol content: 13%
Wine colour: Red
Wine vintage: 2010
Wine style: Red, medium-bodied
Country: France
Region: Rhône
Subregion: Saint Joseph