2015 Emmanuel Darnaud St Joseph La Dardouille (750ml)

Syrah from Saint-Joseph, Rhône, France
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Review Score: 94WA, 93JD
Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%
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Rich, creamy textured and dense, the 2015 Saint Joseph La Dardouille somehow manages to avoid coming across as at all heavy. Yes, it's full-bodied and loaded with plum and blueberry fruit, but enlivening pepper and licorice notes emerge on the lengthy finish. This should drink well for a decade or more.

94 points, Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate (Issue # 234 - Dec 2017)

In addition to the impressive Crozes-Hermitage releases, Emmanuel releases a terrific Saint Joseph. His 2015 Saint Joseph La Dardouille offers a ripe, sexy, yet also fresh and focused style to go with notes of cassis, black raspberries, and spring flowers. Coming all from the granite soils of the La Dardouille lieu-dit, destemmed, and aged in equal parts demi-muids and barrels, it has terrific purity of fruit and can be enjoyed anytime over the coming decade.

93 points, Jeb Dunnuck (Jan 2018)