Tardieu-Laurent Saint-Joseph Les Roches Vielles Vignes 2007

Syrah/Shiraz from Rhone, France

Price: $46.00 $27.99
Save $18.01 (39%)
Item No. 114082
  • ST92
  • WS91
  • WE91
Alcohol By Volume: 13.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

Grape Source: Three domaines in the lieu-dit of Saint Pierre de Bœuf

Appellation: Saint-Joseph, located on the west bank of the Rhône River, is a narrow strip of land approximately 60 kilometers (37 miles) long linking Condrieu and Côte-Rôtie in northern Rhône. Many of the nearly 1,000 hectares (2,471 acres) of vineyards that produce Syrah, Marsanne and Roussanne are grown on granite river banks.

Vine Age: 50 years and older

Vinification
Barrel Aging: In new French oak (Allier and Tronçais)

Tasting Notes
More mineral than fruity, this delicate wine has a subtle, almost Burgundy-like structure, with fresh and pronounced acidity.

Critical Acclaim

"Vivid purple. Sexy, intensely perfumed aromas of black raspberry, incense, violet oil, minerals and cured meat, plus a strong mineral quality. Very fresh, palate-staining red and dark berry flavors gain weight and power with air, picking up notes of black pepper and candied flowers. The finish repeats the floral and mineral notes and clings with impressive tenacity."
92 Points

"This has a strong core of black currant and mulled raspberry fruit layered with vibrant minerality, piercing violet and lavender notes, and a long, sanguine finish. There's excellent focus and drive."
91 Points

"T-L’s 2007s from the Northern Rhône came out well, including this example from Saint-Joseph. Intense espresso, cracked pepper and black olive notes scream of cool-climate Syrah, while the feel in the mouth is supple, ending on a silky note."
91 Points

"This has an arrestingly delicious scent, the juicy purple fruit completely suffused with bacon fat and floral aromas. It’s scarily drinkable too, juicy yet firm, enticing in its spice and lily aromas yet not all overbearing. For a simple steak."
90 Points

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Rating:
(4/4/2012)
Style: Earthy & Spicy
great syrah with the unique edge of st joseph from a great vintage smooth and satisfying
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Domaine Tardieu-Laurent was established in 1994. It is a partnership between Dominique Laurent, a former pattisier (and with the girth to go with it) and one of the hottest names in Burgundy, and Michel Tardieu, a dynamic young winemaker. Tardieu-Laurent is an extremely unusual operation in that they are a negociant only, buying young wines from growers all over the Rhone, which...

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Learn About Other Rhône

Other appellations of the Rhône include: in the North – St-Péray, Chateau Grillet; in the South – Lirac, Côtes du Ventoux, Côtes du Tricastin, Rasteau

Learn About Syrah/Shiraz

(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...

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