2020 is the seventh bottled vintage of the young Domaine Jolivet. The Saint-Joseph l'Instinct of this vintage is stylistically close to the opulent 2015, but more precise in expression. The Jolivet wines are always characterized by ripe grapes anyway, there are no green aromas or immature acidity here. Despite this, the Instinct is never a touch overripe, one has the impression that each berry has been tested for its suitability for this wine before being pressed. That's pretty impressive, don't miss it. For the Revue du vins de France, Bastian Jolivet is the discovery of the year 2020.
Bastien Jolivet states that he has now understood each of his ten plots and has therefore bottled the best result of his young winemaking career. We agree with him. The Instinct 2020 excites you and will do so for years to come if you don't drink it first. This wine is characterized by its ripe black berry fruit, the scent also features delicate roasted notes and black pepper. It is very rich in extracts, but on the other hand it is also soft and opulent, as one would not expect from the northern Rhône. He's right at the top of his class in Saint-Joseph.
|drink||now until 2030+|
|analysis||14.0% alc. vol.|
|wine maturing||12 months in 500 l barrels, 5% new oak|
|grape variety||100% Syrah|
|reviews||94/100 Wine Enhusiast (Jg. 2018), Coup de Coeur Guide Hachette (2016)|
|type||dry red wine|
Producer: Alain & Bastien Jolivet, FR-07300 ST JEAN DE MUZOLS
Product from France - contains sulphites