Eric Rocher, Terroir de Champal, Saint Joseph, Rhône, 2010

Terroir de Champal


  • Grape Variety: Syrah
  • Drink: 2013 - 2023


Eric Rocher

Stephen Brook

Tasting: Saint Joseph 2010

Lush plummy nose, with a meaty edge. Fresh attack, limpid and lively. The texture is silky and the fruit quality bright and persistent. It’s not hugely complex but it has charm and drive. Quite good length.

Simon Field MW

Tasting: Saint Joseph 2010

Beautiful aromatics here: cloves, violet, blueberry, incense and laurel to cite but a few. The palate fails to disappoint; a really interesting combination of ripe black fruit, Indian spice and pot pourri. Long and luxuriant on the finish, this is most impressive.

John Livingstone-Learmonth

Tasting: Saint Joseph 2010

The bouquet is full of interest, is varied: there are airs of Lapsang Souchong scented tea, sweet, freshly made blackberry jam. It is full but not overweighty. The finish is complete, round, and satisfying. A real glass-filler, with the scents of the granite present, local virtues and the tannins fired with a spark of their dusty soils. Good length. A complete, also assertive wine.


Wine name: Terroir de Champal
Wine classification:
Wine alcohol content: 13%
Wine colour: Red
Wine vintage: 2010
Wine style: Red, medium-bodied
Country: France
Region: Rhône
Subregion: Saint Joseph