2015 m. chapoutier, saint-joseph, granits rouge
Why We're Buying
You don't have to break the bank to invest in world-class wine. M. Chapoutier Saint-Joseph Granits Rouge retails around $100, a sage investment for anyone who purchased it five years ago at $60. The syrah from the northern Rhône Valley has consistently wowed critics, never receiving a rating lower than 93 from a major publication.
Features lovely high-pitched streaks of lavender and white pepper throughout, while the core of steeped cherry and plum fruit waits in reserve. A long, refined mineral edge drives the finish, adding energy and cut. Best from 2020 through 2030.
The 2015 Saint Joseph Les Granits is another knockout wine, and if it wasn’t for its Le Clos counterpart, it would be the wine of the vintage. Coming all from the namesake vineyard of the appellation (the lieu-dit Saint Joseph), it offers a huge nose of black raspberries, Provençal herbs, spice and saddle leather. Much more open, sexy and opulent than the more concentrated, yet backward Les Varonniers, it's an incredible wine to drink anytime over the coming two decades.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The full-bodied 2015 Saint Joseph les Granits is among the top wines of the appellation. Bursting with cassis, mocha and spice, it boasts a rich, creamy texture on the mid-palate, easing into a velvety finish backed by plentiful, powerful tannins. This may seem almost approachable, but patience will be rewarded.