Domaine Vincent Paris St. Joseph Les Côtes 2018
Wine Advocate 91 Points "The 2018 Saint Joseph Les Cotes is forward, plush and silky, with oodles of ripe cherries. It's full-bodied but does show hints of granitic restraint and a briny freshness that comes to the fore on the lengthy finish. While approachable young, it's not just a simple fruit bomb, there's some substance beyond the flesh."
The 2018 Saint Joseph Les Cotes from Paris is a beautiful, elegant wine that shines for its complexity and balance just as much as power and richness. Classy Saint Joseph blue fruits, violets, and damp rock-like minerality all define the bouquet, and it's nicely textured, silky, and elegant on the palate. I love the balance, and while it's going to be hard to resist on release, it should keep for over a decade, if you're so inclined. The Les Cotes is all destemmed and brought up in a mix of used barrels and stainless-steel tanks.
Lurid violet color. Lively black raspberry, blueberry, olive and floral scents are accented by a spicy top note. Offers juicy black/blue fruit flavors that show fine detail and vivacity thanks to a core of smoky minerality. Finishes long and silky, with dark berry and floral qualities, subtle tannins and bright, mineral-driven persistence.