Another blockbuster that savvy readers need to buy up, the 2012 Saint Joseph les Granits Blanc is a drop-dead gorgeous wine that offers up tons of crushed rock-like minerality, stone fruits, white peach and buttered citrus to go with a full-bodied, decadent, yet also elegant and focused style on the palate. Count me a fan, and while it's a great drink now, it will have an easy 15+ years of evolution.
Intense, with salted butter, quinine and chamomile notes lending this a racy edge, while creamed melon, pear and Jonagold apple flavors form the core. The long finish features a buried mineral element, while a singed hazelnut aroma emerges in the end. Drink now through 2019. 92 cases imported.
100% Marsanne on granite. Low level of sulphur and as late as possible. They keep as much carbon dioxide as possible to protect whites. Lightly honeyed nose. Very broad almost fat palate with considerable gas dissolved in the wine. Even a slightly bitter note of coffee grounds. Not quite as luscious as some other vintages. Jancis Robinson
Opens up with a nose of flowers, tropical fruit and spices, a hint of curry. Oily texture, quite rich on the palate with deep fruit, nuts and marks of pepper. The initial marks of oak dissipates after a few hours of air. I love the understated richness, the minerality and the spices. Needs a decant if opened now, otherwise give this more years in the cellar.
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