2009 Domaine Durand - "Les Coteaux" Saint Joseph
Domaine Durand is a family-owned domaine run by brothers Eric and Joel Durand. The estate is comprised of 13 hectares of Syrah vines. On these predominantly granitic slopes, and in the hands of these two talented brothers, the noble syrah grape finds fantastic expression. Les Coteaux comes from select vineyard sites planted in the southern end of the appellation near Châteaubourg. The wine is beautifully redolent of black cherry and black raspberry fruit with hints of cassis, licorice, and pepper. Lush, succulent, and medium to full-bodied with no hard edges.