Domaine Garon Saint-Joseph Syrah 2019
- Textured, savoury
- Rhône Valley
With their estate situated on the banks of the Rhône in Côte Rôtie just south of Lyon, Domaine Garons ‘Saint Joseph’ will whisk you away to those steep, sun soaked vineyards with each and every sip. And sip, you shall. A family run producer dating waaaaay back to 1475 (that is not a typo), Domaine Garon prides itself on a style of elegance and restraint brought about by diverse terroirs, precise vineyard blending and deliberately subtle oak so as to entice back and again.
No great wine should deliver every element after just one sip, for its complexity should continue to build, entice and beckon. And won’t you be glad you’ve scored yourself a box of this as your intrigue ceases to stop. Rich and generous in style, this straight shiraz will pair wonderfully with any red meat dish.
“Ripe blueberry, cherry and floral aromas are sharpened by emerging spice and mineral flourishes. Juicy and focused on the palate, offering lively black/blue fruit flavors that deepen through the midpalate. Finishes long and smoky, with repeating blue fruit character and fine-grained tannins that come in late.”
Full price $80.00 from the producer.
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- Rhône Valley
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The Rhône Valley is a dichotomous beast. The North is ruled by Syrah (=Shiraz), with or without a touch of Viognier for perfume, while in the South you'll find all matter of blends such as those of Chateauneuf du Pape (about thirteen varieties in these on average, at last count...) and the origins of the GSM (heard of Côtes du Rhône?). The Northern Rhône is Australia's ultimate sparring partner in the 'we say Shiraz, you say Syrah' fencing match. With such famous names as Côtes-Rôtie, Gigondas and Crozes-Hermitage (remember when Grange was called Hermitage...?), you can bet your bottom dollar - and the few hundred that go with it - that you'll need to be ticking off a few of the better ones before you kick it. Don't discount the whites though. Some of the finest whites you'll ever try come from Condrieu (the most sensual Viognier you'll try, at a price), and the lesser (in cost, at least) blends, often based on Grenache Blanc or Viognier. And watch out for dry, Rhône rose - it's become so popular that the industry bodies are warning the region not to over-produce. Look out Kiwi Sav Blanc!