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2016 - Domaine Pierre Gonon, Saint Joseph
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- Saint Joseph
- 94 WA- ETA 01 April
Inky ruby. Pungent black raspberry and cherry cola aromas are complemented by suggestions of potpourri, olive and allspice. Silky and expansive on the palate, offering spice-tinged red and blue fruit flavors that show excellent delineation and back-end thrust. Lively and seamless in texture, finishing with minerally drive and harmonious, slow-building tannins. The interplay of power and finesse here is quite impressive.
Looking even better than it did from barrel, the 2016 Saint Joseph was singing last summer when I tasted it at the domaine. Truffle-like earthy florals accent peppery herbs, blending seamlessly with olives and raspberries on the nose. The palate is medium to full-bodied, rich and velvety, voluptuous even, yet balanced and vibrant, with a long, mouthwatering finish.