Beautiful intense garnet color. The first discreet one highlights mainly spicy and mineral notes of classic flint on these acidic soils but in 2018 a powerful black fruit appears, ripe cherry rubs shoulders with notes of plums. After aeration, a nice bouquet of ripe fruit and liquorice develops. Delicate and very discreet ageing notes bring complexity and delicacy. The palate is fruity and delicate with a soft acidity present throughout the tasting – complexity, balance and persistence on the palate make this wine a beautiful St. Joseph to be enjoyed in its youth after decanting for 2-3 hours or after a few years of bottle ageing.