Saturated ruby. A hugely perfumed bouquet evokes spice- and smoke-accented black and blue fruits, pungent flowers, potpourri and olive paste, along with a licorice nuance that emerges as the wine stretches out. Offers deeply concentrated blueberry, cherry liqueur, candied violet and fruitcake flavors that smoothly balance depth and energy thanks to a core of smoky minerality. Finishes smoky, broad and extremely long, with mounting tannins and resonating florality.
Anticipated maturity: 2027-2037
Robert Parker 94
Gonon’s 2019 Saint Joseph retains the typical floral signature on the nose, but it is more dark-fruited than usual, with notes of black cherries, blackberries and even black olives. It’s medium to full-bodied, the first vintage recorded over 14% alcohol, according to Jean Gonon (14.2%). Concentrated, rich and velvety in feel, it boasts a long, gently chewy finish and should age well.
Anticipated maturity: 2025-2038