Verzier Saint-Joseph Empreinte 2021 Bottle size: 750ml

France, Northern Rhône
R670
In stock
(48 In Stock)

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This vintage has not been rated yet; see 2020 tasting notes:

‘If you love the mouthwateringly smoky, ham-bone-and-flowers allure of Northern Rhone Syrah, then dig into a glassful of this 2020 wine and see it personified. The wine is neither plump nor texturally rich on the palate; what it does do, rather, is take that perfumed fresh fruit and run with it to hypnotic (and mouth-watering) effect. You’ll find brighter acidity here than in most Northern Rhone white wines, paradoxically, but that acidity is ripe, vivid and resonant: perfect structuring for a wine that is clearly best drunk and enjoyed as soon as possible.’ – Decanter World Wine Awards, 97/100 (Best in Show)

‘Beautiful! Polished and correct. Very pure, moderate oak. Bone-dry end. Savoury yet fresh and feathery. Already lovely. Jamet-ish. Not cheap but then St-Jo isn’t nowadays alas. (Chapoutier, Les Granits is £44 now.) So clean – mouthwash! 2022-2027’ – Jancis Robinson, jancisrobinson.co.za, 17.5/20

More Information
Condition New
Alcohol 12%
Blend information 100% Shiraz
Drink to Drink or cellar
Variety Shiraz / Syrah
Producer information The 10-hectare property has belonged to the Verzier family since 1828. New generation winemaker, Maxime Verzier, joined in 2016 after gaining experience abroad in other winemaking countries, including South Africa. Maxime is a good friend of Loïc Jamet, and his wines have an uncanny stylistic similarity to those of Jamet.
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