WTN: Delas Freres St. Joseph Sainte-Epine

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WTN: Delas Freres St. Joseph Sainte-Epine

Postby Diane (Long Island) » Thu Aug 31, 2006 11:49 pm

This has been a wine that we have enjoyed over the past few years. However, a bottle opened last summer seemed to indicate it was fading. Tonight, I opened our last bottle, and it was the best. Aromas of roasted meat, leather, and roses burst from the glass. Chewy mouthfeel - black pepper, grilled steak, and cherries. Nice lingering finish, no rush to drink up, but no reason not to.
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Re: WTN: Delas Freres St. Joseph Sainte-Epine

Postby Alan Uchrinscko » Fri Sep 01, 2006 7:08 pm

What was the vintage?
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Re: WTN: Delas Freres St. Joseph Sainte-Epine

Postby Diane (Long Island) » Sat Sep 02, 2006 5:52 pm

Alan Uchrinscko wrote:What was the vintage?


1999
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Re: WTN: Delas Freres St. Joseph Sainte-Epine

Postby Dave Moritz » Sat Sep 02, 2006 10:17 pm

Very nice note, Diane. We tend not to see many notes on northern Rhones on this forum. Perhaps it's a question of quality price ratio? How would you estimate the QPR on this one? Your note certainly encourages me to take the plunge some St. Joseph!

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Re: WTN: Delas Freres St. Joseph Sainte-Epine

Postby Diane (Long Island) » Sat Sep 02, 2006 11:39 pm

Dave - St. Joseph tends to be a more reasonably priced Northern Rhone in comparison to Cote Rotie and Hermitage. My records show that I paid $25 three years ago, and while not cheap, it was worth it for this wine from 1999, which was a strong year in the N. Rhone
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