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Domaine Les Alexandrins - Saint-Joseph - 2015

AOC Saint-Joseph

     

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Brilliant violet. Ripe dark berries, cherry liqueur, olive paste and incense on the highly perfumed nose; a smoky mineral element adds vivacity. Energetic blackberry, bitter cherry and candied violet flavors show excellent clarity, and a spicecake nuance builds with air. The smooth, smoke-tinged finish emphatically repeats the floral and olive notes, and supple tannins build steadily, merging smoothly with the juicy fruit.

From estate vineyards (they own 4 hectares around Tournon), the 2015 Saint-Joseph is a beautiful Syrah offering notes of black raspberries, blueberries, peppery herbs, and violet aromas and flavors. With a touch of olive emerging with time in the glass, medium to full-bodied richness, fine tannin, and a beautiful finish, it's a seamless, elegant wine that shows how special 2015 was for the northern Rhône.