Domaine Verzier, St Joseph, La Madone 2019 a gold medal winner
10th June 2022
“Wonderfully spicy fragrance, with juniper, rosemary, raspberry, and almond, with plenty of appealing tapenade/black olive character. Fresh and true of its origins with creamy, refined, finely gauged tannins. Certainly complex, neat and focused, with a very long, rounded finish, the net result is a wine of immense charm."
Decanter World Wine Awards 2022
From 50 year old vines around the cellar near the stature of the Madonna. 18 months in demi-muids, 20% new. Very smart aromas – almost Bordeaux-like in that combination of cassis and fine barrels. Blackcurrant again, but wilder, and fleshier than the wines above; there’s more tannin too : this would reward ageing.Can be enjoyed now but perhaps best 2023-2027.