Ferraton Pere & Fils, Lieu-dit Saint-Joseph, Saint Joseph, Rhône, 2010

Lieu-dit Saint-Joseph

Score

83
  • Grape Variety: Syrah
  • Drink: 2013 - 2022

Manufacturer:

Ferraton Pere & Fils

Stephen Brook

Tasting: Saint Joseph 2010

Hefty black cherry and plum nose. Rich, plump, and chocolaty, an oaky modern-style St Joseph with considerable power. It may not be elegant but it has weight and ample fruit. Solid and tannic without being too heavy, and a touch of pepper to enliven the finish. Quite long.

Simon Field MW

Tasting: Saint Joseph 2010

Honours shared on the nose between the evident oak and the ripe black fruit. The oak rather overwhelms the palate, which is a touch volatile and tannin. The high alcohol does not lift the spirit much.

John Livingstone-Learmonth

Tasting: Saint Joseph 2010

Nutty, trace of spirit, red plum-fruited air – not sure how balanced it is. The palate starts on a note of scorched red fruit, swiftly followed by green tannin, making the wine discordant in its second half. Hollow. Uneven delivery from nose to finish. The aftertaste is parched; the fruit may recede from 2017.

Details

Wine name: Lieu-dit Saint-Joseph
Wine classification:
Wine alcohol content: 14.5%
Wine colour: Red
Wine vintage: 2010
Price: £24.00
Wine style: Red, medium-bodied
Country: France
Region: Rhône
Subregion: Saint Joseph