2003 St Joseph Ste Epine Delas Freres

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Average critic rating : 92.0 points



From a vintage that's often unfairly maligned, the 2003 St Joseph Ste Epine showed noticeably better on this occasion than at my '03 retrospective in 2014. Big, ripe, decadent and beautifully concentrated, it reveals a still youthful ruby/purple color to go with lots of plum sauce, black olive, smoke, roasted herbs and licorice aromas and flavors. There's certainly a slightly roasted quality here, so it's not for everyone, yet it has a beautiful, mouth filling texture, sweet tannin and delivers tons of pleasure. I'd happily drink bottles anytime over the coming 4-5 years. eRobertParker.com.September, 2015


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