Pierre Gaillard, Les Pierres, Saint Joseph, Rhône, 2010

Les Pierres

Score

90
  • Grape Variety: Syrah
  • Drink: 2013 - 2022

Manufacturer:

Pierre Gaillard

Stephen Brook

Tasting: Saint Joseph 2010

Toasty smoky nose, plummy and quite meaty. Broad, plump, solid, and concentrated, with a slight but appealing earthiness and good tannic grip. It may lack a little freshness but there’s an abundance of succulent black fruits and good persistence. Quite long.

Simon Field MW

Tasting: Saint Joseph 2010

A generous rather jammy nose, almost syrupy, presages over-indulgence and may well invite it. En bouche, the wine is high-toned, with noticeable tussle enacted between the acidity and tannins. Both seem evenly matched, with the fruit clearly a very experienced referee. The outcome is likely to be satisfactory.

John Livingstone-Learmonth

Tasting: Saint Joseph 2010

Smoked ball of aroma, stewed black berry fruit, cassis, has a grounded, latent meatiness. The palate is solid, its filling durable.The tannins wrap warmly around it, a wine that reflects the southern zone’s sun and ripe features. It is broad and sustained across the late palate, delivers an ample mouthful. A note of laurel, sage, beef stock features on the aftertaste. Good, wholesome wine.

Details

Wine name: Les Pierres
Wine classification:
Wine alcohol content: 13.5%
Wine colour: Red
Wine vintage: 2010
Price: £37.99
Wine style: Red, medium-bodied
Country: France
Region: Rhône
Subregion: Saint Joseph