Domaine Des Remizieres Saint Joseph
Drink: 2015 – 2022
Price: $36.79 excl. GST
- Tasting Notes
The 2014 St Joseph should be a terrific effort in the vintage. Coming all from granite soils, completely destemmed, vinified in stainless steel and concrete tanks, and aged in 30% new barrels, it reveals tons of violet and spring flower-like characteristics as well as juicy berry fruits, licorice and subtle minerality. Medium-bodied, elegant and streamlined, is shines more for its purity and freshness than sheer power and richness; should drink nicely for 5-7 years.
One of my favorite Crozes Hermitage estates is the Domaine des Remizières, which is run today by the Desmeures family, with Philippe Desmeures joined in 2005 by his daughter Emilie and in 2009 by his son Christophe. The estate is located near the town of Mercurol and they make a bevy a terrific Crozes Hermitage, a solid Saint Joseph and two sensational Hermitage (a red and a white). The winemaking is relatively modern and they destem all of their grapes and utilize plenty of new oak; nevertheless, the wines have beautiful purity, plenty of texture and show ample northern Rhone typicity. This estate needs to be on every readers short list.
– Jeb Dunnuck, Robertparker.com, Score: 89-91