Saint-Joseph Rouge "Le Grand Pompée" 2014 - Paul Jaboulet Aîné


Saint-Joseph is a step further than Crozes-Hermitage in terms of body and concentration. "Le Grand Pompée" boasts complex aromas of ripe red fruit, spices and liquorice. Oak barrels give it a firm structure, supple tannins and a toasted, long finish. A superb example of the appellation, now entering its drinking window. Very possibly our favourite wine of the week! 

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Producer
Vintage
Appellation
Region
Type
Grapes
Paul Jaboulet Aîné
2015
AOC Saint-Joseph
Rhône Valley
Dry Red wine
100% Syrah
 
Drink
Open
Serve
Food
from now to 2022
Decant 2 hours before
16-17°C
Duck confit, pork tenderloin
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Soil
Vines
Harvest
Alcohol
Ageing
Schist and granite
30 years old
Manual
14%
9 months in French oak barrels (15% new oak)
 FruitFruit Scale Red Wine
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87/100 "Direct, with a proper core of plum and cassis fruit notes lined with light bay and tobacco hints, ending with a dose of toast that leaves a slightly pinched finish. Drink now"

 

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Saint-Joseph Rouge "Le Grand Pompée" 2014 - Paul Jaboulet Aîné

Saint-Joseph Rouge "Le Grand Pompée" 2014 - Paul Jaboulet Aîné

Saint-Joseph is a step further than Crozes-Hermitage in terms of body and concentration. "Le Grand Pompée" boasts complex aromas of ripe red fruit, spices and liquorice. Oak barrels give it a firm structure, supple tannins and a toasted, long finish. A superb example of the appellation, now entering its drinking window. Very possibly our favourite wine of the week!