The 2019 Saint Joseph L'Olivaie is cut from the same cloth as the 2018 yet might just be a touch more pure and elegant. Lots of crème de cassis, violets, and liquid rock-like notes emerge from the glass, and it's medium to full-bodied, with an elegant, seamless texture and just remarkable purity. It's beautifully done.
93-95 points, Jeb Dunnuck (Nov 2020)
Vibrant, spice-tinged red and dark berry scents, along with suggestions of smoky minerals, olive and licorice. Juicy and energetic on the palate, offering bitter cherry and black raspberry flavors that deepen through the midpalate. Shows fine delineation and spicy thrust on an impressively long, chewy finish framed by dusty, building tannins. Made from vines 60-plus years old in Saint-Jean-de-Muzols; 15% whole clusters.
91-93 points, Josh Raynolds, Vinous (May 2020)