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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|Wine Characteristics||When & how to drink?|
Paul Jaboulet Aîné
Dry Red wine
from now to 2022
Decant 2 hours before
Duck confit, pork tenderloin
Schist and granite
30 years old
9 months in French oak barrels (15% new oak)
|What experts say|
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"