2007 M. Chapoutier "Les Granits" Saint-Joseph Blanc

SKU #1059121 94-96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2007 St.-Joseph Les Granits blanc exhibits exotic notes of orange marmalade, tropical fruits, honeysuckle, and citrus, and a more earthy component than the 2006. It may reveal less minerality and more obvious fruit and flamboyance. (RP)  (4/2009)

93 points Wine Spectator

 Lush up-front, with creamed pear, ginger, brioche and green almond notes that give way to a racy edge on the mouthwaterting, floral-tinged finish. Long and lingering yellow apple note, too. (JM)  (2/2010)

Jancis Robinson

 Very rich and obviously low acid. Served blind and I thought it could have been an Hermitage Blanc. Rich yet not sweet and with (just) enough nerve. Honey and herbs on the nose. Suggestion of pear juice on the finish. A very big wine but great with creamy salt-cod gratin.  (1/2013)

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Bright gold. Powerful scents of floral honey, melon and cling peach, with slow-building smokiness. Deep and fleshy, with sweet pit fruit flavors and a kiss of bitter lemon pith adding focus. Lush melon and peach nectar qualities linger on the long, sappy finish. This is already very inviting. (JR)  (1/2009)

K&L Notes

90 points Neal Martin's Wine Journal: "A lucid lemon/straw colour. The nose is quite intense with apricot, orange-blossom and peach. Hint of cashew nut developing, back remaining in the background. The palate is lively and surprisingly spicy, good acidity and weight, slightly viscous in texture with a nice tension on the finish. Spicy on the aftertaste. This is an exemplary Saint Joseph." (11/2008)

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