Type: Red Wine Volume: 750ml
Country: France Region: Northern Rhone
District: St Joseph
Ratings and Tasting Notes:(AG=92) Inky ruby. Aromas of ripe, smoke-accented dark berries and pungent flowers are sharpened by building mineral and spice flourishes. Spicy and broad on the palate, offering energetic black currant, bitter cherry and violet pastille flavors along with subtle olive and cracked pepper nuances. Tightens with air and finishes spicy and long, displaying sharp clarity, chewy, building tannins and lingering florality. This fruit comes from granitic soils in Limony, which is at the extreme southern end of the northern sector of Saint-Joseph. (JS=92) Attractive depth and gently earthy and spicy complexity here. Red plums and berries abound, all dusted in spice. The palate has a succulent, juicy and very smooth delivery of fresh, fine and sleek tannins and a flinty finish. Such depth here. Really elegant, too. Drink or hold. (WA=90) The 2017 Saint Joseph le Passage offers plenty of juicy, dark fruit aromas and flavors. Loaded with blueberries, it doesn't seem to have the complexity I'd hoped it would ultimately show, but it remains a fun, fruit-forward wine for drinking over the next 5-6 years. It's medium to full-bodied, with silky tannins and a lip-smacking finish.