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Saint Joseph La Dardouille, Darnaud, Emmanuel 2020

Tasting Notes

From a great terroir in the southern part of the appellation, the 2020 Saint Joseph Lieu-Dit La Dardouille sports a deep purple hue to go with a fabulous bouquet of ripe cherries, blueberries, crushed violets, leather, and loamy earth. With medium to full-bodied richness, it has some obvious minerality on the palate, nicely integrated acidity, firm tannins, and outstanding length. It's going to benefit from 2-3 years of bottle age and put a smile on your face any time over the following decade.

Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com, December 2022

full, bright red; the bouquet is involved with ripe blackberry, oak, a sweet and secure ripeness, has a light meaty angle, blood droplets, will come together. The palate delivers a richness that has style, its outside firm, with tannins that support it in compact fashion. There are iron notes on its resolute, concentrated finish. It holds well, is interesting, the most interesting of the red range. 14.5°. Bottled 15 Feb 2022. From 2025. 2038-40 Apr 2022. 4 Stars

John Livingstone-Learmonth, drinkrhone.com, March 2023
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