TN: 2012 Pierre Gonon St. Joseph

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TN: 2012 Pierre Gonon St. Joseph

#1 Post by Jared Wagner » December 13th, 2019, 2:14 pm

Another fabulous night of wine and food at RN74. Service was impeccable as usual. Wines weren't too shabby, either!

Decanted for about an 90 minutes. If you looked up the definition of 'French Syrah' in the dictionary, the picture of this bottle would be present. Nose of bacon, olives, tar, black fruit, a little gaminess, earth, and violets. Precise palate highlighted by notes of dark berries, meat, and an easily noticed lift from some acidic structure which leads to a terrific finish of juicy minerals. In a great spot now, but can see this wine effortlessly lasting 20 years. 94pts.

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#2 Post by Scott E. » December 13th, 2019, 2:22 pm

Thanks for the note. I've only got a couple of these so I was planning to hold them for a couple of more years. Loved the 2011 also. Too bad the price on these has escalated so much! [cry.gif]
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#3 Post by Kirk.Grant » December 14th, 2019, 6:28 am

I really liked the 2012 a lot more than I've liked the 2013...although I think the 2013 is starting to show well. The 2012 was just so damned delicious right out of the gate though. I miss the days when this was only $45/bottle (what I paid from a NYC retailer including the cost of shipping).
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#4 Post by Ramon C » December 14th, 2019, 6:34 am

I dipped into my stash and tasted the 2012 early last year, almost in a back-to-back against the 2011 a month later. The 2012 was in a happy zone and drank better than the 2011 which was no slouch, either.
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#5 Post by JWalter » February 14th, 2020, 7:21 pm

Opened a 2013 tonight. Pretty open and expressive, Nose took an hour to come around but palate was ready from the open. Was good pairing with lamb but I’m not sure I buy it at current prices. It’s not that far off from Jamet or Clape Pricing and I think I like them a lot more for the price.

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#6 Post by mdavis » February 15th, 2020, 10:30 pm

2012 is so delicious right now...miss the days when the wines were $30/bottle.
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#7 Post by Robert.A.Jr. » February 16th, 2020, 5:59 am

Kirk.Grant wrote:
December 14th, 2019, 6:28 am
I really liked the 2012 a lot more than I've liked the 2013...although I think the 2013 is starting to show well. The 2012 was just so damned delicious right out of the gate though. I miss the days when this was only $45/bottle (what I paid from a NYC retailer including the cost of shipping).

I think 2013, like 2010, are for the long haul, and will outshine the other more recent vintages, excepting maybe 2016.

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#8 Post by Russ Williams » February 16th, 2020, 6:33 am

JWalter wrote:
February 14th, 2020, 7:21 pm
Opened a 2013 tonight. Pretty open and expressive, Nose took an hour to come around but palate was ready from the open. Was good pairing with lamb but I’m not sure I buy it at current prices. It’s not that far off from Jamet or Clape Pricing and I think I like them a lot more for the price.
Glad I have a couple of cases spread across 2010 - 2013, but I also lost interest when the prices stared getting stupid.
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#9 Post by Jay Opperman » February 16th, 2020, 7:11 am

Absolutely love his white St.Joseph

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#10 Post by A.Gillette » February 16th, 2020, 8:22 am

Still a buyer here at $100 per bottle for any vintage for any of those who think it’s not worth the price.
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#11 Post by Al Osterheld » February 16th, 2020, 9:24 am

Yes, the Saint Joseph Les Oliviers blanc is quite good.

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