Ripe, intensely perfumed dark fruit, licorice, olive paste and cracked pepper aromas, along with an exotic pit fruit note that emerges slowly. Sappy and energetic on the palate, offering alluringly sweet red and blue fruit, candied violet and spicecake flavors braced by an undercurrent of smoky minerality. Closes extremely long and precise, with repeating floral and mineral qualities and talc-y, slowly mounting tannins. This is shaping up to be a really outstanding wine and one that I'd love to see poured alongside some upper-tier Côte-Rôties.
93-95 points | Josh Raynolds, Vinous.com

From 40yr old vines found in the terraced vineyards of Saint Joseph. The grapes are destemmed before a long, cool maceration and fermentation over two to three weeks in stainless steel before spending one year in large format barrels and a small percentage (30%) of new oak barriques.

Andre Perret is one of the most highly regarded Condrieu producers but his red wines continue to fly under most Rhone lovers’ radar. Production is small, and while he is hardly lacking for an audience, he believes that he would be far better known if he had some Cote Rotie. But, since he doesn’t he tries “to make Saint-Joseph as elegant as possible, so that you think you’re drinking a Cote Rotie” vinous.com

(AP3519)

Grape Variety Syrah / Shiraz
Closure Cork
Bottle Size 750ml
Brand Andre Perret
SKU AP3519