e. guigal, saint-joseph, vignes de l'hospice 2015
As to the 2015s, most of which were tasted from barrel, the 2015 Saint Joseph Vignes Des Hospices is going to be another one of those best to date release from this sensational vintage. Inky colored with deep, concentrated fruit, full-bodied richness, bright acidity, and background oak, it’s primordial at present, but packed with potential.
This ripples with stunning raspberry and boysenberry coulis flavors, inlaid liberally with anise and apple wood notes and carrying through the well-defined finish. Lush in feel overall, with a mocha note draped over everything, keeping terrific energy in reserve. Best from 2020 through 2030.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2015 Saint Joseph Vignes de l'Hospice is rich and concentrated, piled high with blackberries and mulberries, yet savory, with a black olive component as well. It’s full-bodied, layered and complex, with a long, velvety finish. It should prove long-lived for a Saint Joseph.
Seductive complexity with plenty of spicy oak played into fragrant, peppery and spicy blackberries. Plenty of smoked meat and graphite, lots of cloves and very powerful, dark plums, blackberries and mocha on the palate. The tannins are superb. Drink in 2022.