Another head-turning Saint Joseph from this team, the blue/black-hued 2018 Saint Joseph Les Royes has tons of obvious minerality as well as notes of smoked black and blue fruits, graphite, liquid violets, and pepper. With flawless balance, silky tannins, and remarkable purity, it's another concentrated, tight, closed wine that's going to benefit from at least 4-5 years of bottle age.
95 points | Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com

The origins of the Courbis family estate date back to the 16th century. More recently, the brothers Dominique and Laurent Courbis succeeded their father, Maurice, in the early 1990s. Working from their gravity fed winery built into the slopes of St Joseph, the two are at the forefront of modern winemaking in the Northern Rhone.

Grapes are hand harvested and 100 percent de-stemmed.The Syrahs are vinified in temperature controlled stainless steel. Timings vary across the range. Lighter red wines are matured in a mix of tank and used barriques while top Cornas and St Joseph see a mix of new and one year old oak.

(CO3418)

Grape Variety Syrah / Shiraz
Closure Cork
Bottle Size 750ml
Brand Domaine Courbis
SKU CO3418