2011 Saint Joseph Mairlant, Francois Villard
A finely tuned, lightly meaty nose with notes of raw rubber, cranberries, chrushed white peppers and dried flowers. A laid back yet with a fine intensity. Very floral after some time in the glass. This is good!
The taste is cool and refined with notes of ripening blueberries, lingonberries, violet pastilles and some bonfire notes. Great supporting, and a bit dusty tannins in the long finish. Drinking great now and the coming 6+ years. A real bargain at 23 Euro, gonna get me some more.
91p (tasted 2016/07)