Alleno and Chapoutier Saint Joseph Croix de Chabot, Rhone, France 2017 750 ml
The wine is intense on the nose and expresses a great deal of complexity and fine nuances, with delicate restraint: aromas of black fruits, spices (liquorice) delicately allied with more mineral, bloody notes. The final impression is one of more smoky aromatic notes (fireplace, soot, etc). On the palate, the wine is full and finely structured by coated tannins. The mouthfeel is powerful, well-balanced with lovely freshness and a lingering finish.