''The 2015 features black raspberries, cassis, red currants, liquorice and graphite all emerge from this full-bodied beauty that has sweet tannins.'' 94 Points, Wine Advocate Magazine
Hi Folks, When it comes to Syrah from France, one of the most celebrated appellations is Saint Joseph in the Rhone Valley; You can normally pay well over $50 - $60 for a decent Saint Joseph Syrah.... today we're going to do even better than that! We've just acquired the last 17 x bottles of the 2015 Ferraton Père et Fils La Source available in Australia.
This is a primo Syrah from a top vintage and offers rare value out of Saint-Joseph. It has variously been called "sexy" by Robert Parker (94 Points) and "incredibly elegant" by Jeb Dunnuck (93 Point's), while Vinous Media (92 Points) loved it's attractive "black and blue fruits, Indian spices...and bitter chocolate".
These three Internationally recognised wine writer's along with Rhone Valley wine specialist John Livingstone-Learmonth go into much greater detail below as to why this 2015 Syrah is a must have....
Saint Joseph: ‘’Another huge, sexy wine is the 2015 St Joseph La Source, which at this quality, sells for a song. Black raspberries, cassis, red currants, liquorice and graphite all emerge from this full-bodied beauty that has sweet tannin and a stacked mid-palate.’’ 94 Points, Wine Advocate Magazine
''The 2015 Saint Joseph La Source is a youthful, yet incredibly elegant St Joseph that offers classic black (and some blue) fruits, crushed rock-like minerality and lots of black pepper. Fresh, focused, and elegant on the palate, yet with a youthful, backward vibe. The only downside to these latest releases from Ferraton? They're made in tiny quantities and there's just not enough to go around!.'' 93 Points, Jeb Dunnuck
''Dark purple. Mineral-accented black and blue fruits, licorice and Indian spices on the fragrant nose. Juicy and broad on the palate, offering appealingly sweet cassis and boysenberry flavours, a suggestion of chocolate and building spiciness. Lingers with very good tenacity on the finish, which is shaped by even tannins.'' 92 Points, Vinous Media
''Inkiness, blueberry and raspberry swirl on the nose, with some commendable precision. It comes forward well. The palate has an easy, graceful start, holds cosy, round fruit and richness, the texture supple until slightly workmanlike tannins appear in mid-palate. It drinks well, with wee granite violet on the end, fine grain, some local truth. It will fuse well.'' 4/5 Stars, John Livingstone-Learmonth, Drinkrhone.com