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Maison Nicolas Perrin Saint-Joseph Rouge - 2011

AOC Saint-Joseph

     

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This joint venture between Nicolas Jaboulet and the Perrin Family continues to source high quality wines from the northern Rhône. This Saint-Joseph is a spicy, plummy wine, somewhat chunky on the palate while remaining reasonably light afoot and finishing with soft tannins. Drink now-2018.

Ruby-red. Dark berries, cherry pit and olive on the smoke-tinged nose. Chewy and focused, offering nicely concentrated bitter cherry and cassis flavors and a touch of cracked pepper that gains intensity with air. Closes with excellent lift and cut, leaving spice cake, licorice and black tea notes behind.

A juicy, engaging style, with a core of energetic plum and blackberry compote flavors, studded with anise, apple wood and tobacco details. Drink now through 2018.

Dark and juicy with tangy wild plum and blackberry with firm acid structure; fleshy, minerally, rich aromatics, black pepper and spice; vibrant and long.

Le Saint Joseph, aux tanins (...) construits, de moyenne garde.