Wednesday, December 31, 2008

2001 Saint-Joseph

2001 Jean Luc Colombo ''Le Prieuré'', AC St-Joseph.

A very special bottle to me. A Northern Rhone wine that I bought 2 years ago. This one's unfortunately a bit oxidized, or similarly damaged. Bad storage, shame on me.

100% syrah. Decanted for 6 hours. Deep saturation, deep purple core. Lively. Beautiful floral nose, lots of blackberries and dark cherries. Pure. Very sharp palate, quite acidic. A wonderful food wine. A bit listless in the mouth. Develops graphite notes. Are we sure this is not a Bordeaux? Not a lot of varietal typicity, unfortunately.

A good footnote to the last bottle of wine I'll open in 2008. Maybe it didn't really live up to expectations, but no matter. It fulfilled its purpose, nonetheless.

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