Saint-Joseph, Les Pierres, Pierre Gaillard 2018

RR15618
This is quite a structured wine with great depth and concentration. Tons of fleshy black fruit and a touch of new oak bring everything together; harmonious and satisfying, this is a super wine!
£34.00 per bottle
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Producer Pierre Gaillard
Type Red
ABV 14.5%
Bottle Size 75 cl
Country France
Region Rhône Valley
Area Northern Rhône
Style Full-bodied
Vintage 2018
Major Grape Syrah/Shiraz
Grapes 100% Syrah
Drinking Guide Drink or Keep
Food Match Turkey, Roast
Corporate Gift No
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The wines from the 2020 vintage look to be a little fresher and more approachable in their youth than those of 2019 which is a high-quality vintage with yields on a par with 2018. Another good result along the valley in 2018, though the South had more disease problems to contend with, as mildew affected the thinner-skinned Grenache more than other varieties. Quality was high but the yields were down. An early harvest produced some intense wines in 2017 for both the North and the South of the region, though uneven flowering in both reduced yields considerably. 2016 in both Northern and Southern Rhône has produced excellent results, and the South has it by a whisker this year, the opposite of 2015. 2015 is terrific, particularly for the North’s Syrah; no problems and decent yields too. An ideal growing season, that was even hotter than 2003 in the daytime but with cooler nights and just enough rainfall to prevent problems in the vineyards. Both whites and reds are excellent. 2014 is not an easy vintage to generalise about but whites are super, reds are very pure with lovely aromatics, and, in the South, as in 2013, Syrah and Mourvèdre have done better than Grenache. In common with most of Europe, 2013 started late but a dry second half of the season resulted in some excellent wines particularly Syrah from the North. 2012 was a return to a broader, richer style across the region, while the 2011s have more elegance and freshness – qualities you’ll find in the southern Côtes du Rhône in particular. 2010 is outstanding, particularly in the South where the balance is glorious. The previous vintage, 2009 was also packed with superlatives, with the North just trumping the South – very pure, rich Syrah with tremendous potential.

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