Wine Advocate's Jeb Dunnock wrote of Stéphane Robert's wines, "today they’re up there with the crème de la crème of the appellation". Pure Syrah, this red has both power and polish, with rich notes of blackberries, cassis, herbs and crushed rock.
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Silky blackberry and chocolatey cassis; herbal and savoury hints
Ripe and exuberant blackberries, herbal lift, olive and meaty notes
Since Stéphane Robert and his wife Sandrine founded their domaine in 1994 they have attracted enormous praise from the likes of Decanter, Wine Spectator and Wine Advocate. The 10 hectare property stretches across three prestigious appellations – Cornas, Saint Joseph and Saint Péray – and their wines have become reference points for all three. Stunning complexity, richness, intensity and poise are apparent in every wine. Saint Joseph is one of the less well known northern Rhône appellations, producing pure Syrah reds, just like Hermitage a little to the south. Indeed, Stéphane was an apprentice at Domaine Jean-Louis Grippat – the beacon of Saint Joseph. Aged for 14 months in old oak barrels, this red is complex, layered and deliciously long.
"Rich, powerful and supple, with chocolate and purple raspberry notes. Full-bodied, creamy-textured"
Joe Czerwinski Wine Advocate on 2018