Yves’ St Joseph is made in startlingly small volumes and indicative of the rising reputation of the appellation. From terraced vines just to the south of Condrieu.
‘Inky ruby. Spice-tinged dark berry and cherry aromas are complemented by suggestions of olive, candied licorice and pungent flowers. Supple, appealingly sweet black and blue fruit flavors gain depth with air while a smoky mineral element adds lift and cut. Velvety tannins add gentle grip to a very long, floral-driven finish that leaves a subtle star anise note behind Drink 2022-2028.’ 92 pts Josh Reynolds vinous.com APR 2020