"All from estate vineyards and aged in 15% new demi-muids and completely destemmed, the 2013 St Joseph la Couronne de Chabot has another level of richness and depth in its black raspberry, creamy licorice, crushed flowers and crushed rock-like minerality. Medium-bodied, elegant, gorgeously textured and pure, it is a classy Saint Joseph that will have an easy 10-12 years of prime drinking."
Vinous - (91-93)/100
"(raised in 25% new demi-muids): Bright purple. Heady aromas of cherry, blackcurrant, smoky Indian spices and underbrush are sharpened by a zesty mineral quality. Juicy and concentrated, showing very good density to its smoke-tinged dark berry, cherry and violet pastille flavors. This vivacious, sharply focused wine finishes with strong mineral cut, harmonious tannins and lingering smokiness."