1999 Chapoutier Saint Joseph les Granits Rouge
The finest white wine of the St.-Joseph appellation is Chapoutier's 100% Marsanne, Les Granits. The 1999 St.-Joseph Les Granits offers a stunning perfume of Grand Marnier, liquid minerals, and acacia flowers. Soft, ripe, and full-bodied, it is an amazing accomplishment. Enjoy it over the next 5-6 years. ... IWC 88-90 (2/2001): Rather austere aromas of minerals and mirabelle Dense, bright and minerally in the mouth. Finishes long and spicy, with a dusty minerality that feels almost like tannins. ... WS 82 (9/2001): Offers some ripe fruit, lush texture and distinctive character. Clean, with blanched almond, floral, vanilla notes. Drink now. 440 cases made.