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Producer: Jacouton Jean-François, Article: The Northern Rhône: 2017 and 2018

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2018 Jacouton Jean-Francois Condrieu

The 2018 Condrieu is terrific, with a juicy, ripe, yet pure and mineral-driven style. White peach, white flowers, tangerine peel, and a kiss of crushed stone all emerge on the nose, and it's medium-bodied, balanced, and elegant. It's going to keep for 4-5 years.

Located in the tiny village of Châteaubourg, Jean-Francois produces a terrific Condrieu, a Crozes-Hermitage, and a handful of top-notch Saint Joseph. As I commented last year, Jean-Francois previously worked at Domaine Durand but left in 2016 to create his own estate. This is an up and coming estate to keep on your radar.

  $60 1

The 2018 Condrieu is terrific, with a juicy, ripe, yet pure and mineral-driven style. White peach, white flowers, tangerine peel, and a kiss of crushed stone all emerge on the nose, and it's medium-bodied, balanced, and elegant. It's going to keep for 4-5 years.

Located in the tiny village of Châteaubourg, Jean-Francois produces a terrific Condrieu, a Crozes-Hermitage, and a handful of top-notch Saint Joseph. As I commented last year, Jean-Francois previously worked at Domaine Durand but left in 2016 to create his own estate. This is an up and coming estate to keep on your radar.

2018 Jacouton Jean-Francois Saint Joseph Souvenirs D'Andre Blanc

An even split of Marsanne and Roussanne, the light gold-hued 2018 Saint Joseph Souvenirs D'Andre Blanc offers a terrific bouquet of stone fruits, tangerine, flower oil, and toasted bread that develops beautifully with time in the glass. With both richness and freshness as well as a balanced, medium-bodied texture, it's a beautiful white from this estate.

Located in the tiny village of Châteaubourg, Jean-Francois produces a terrific Condrieu, a Crozes-Hermitage, and a handful of top-notch Saint Joseph. As I commented last year, Jean-Francois previously worked at Domaine Durand but left in 2016 to create his own estate. This is an up and coming estate to keep on your radar.

  $35 1

An even split of Marsanne and Roussanne, the light gold-hued 2018 Saint Joseph Souvenirs D'Andre Blanc offers a terrific bouquet of stone fruits, tangerine, flower oil, and toasted bread that develops beautifully with time in the glass. With both richness and freshness as well as a balanced, medium-bodied texture, it's a beautiful white from this estate.

Located in the tiny village of Châteaubourg, Jean-Francois produces a terrific Condrieu, a Crozes-Hermitage, and a handful of top-notch Saint Joseph. As I commented last year, Jean-Francois previously worked at Domaine Durand but left in 2016 to create his own estate. This is an up and coming estate to keep on your radar.

2018 Jacouton Jean-Francois Crozes-Hermitage

Deep purple/plum-colored, the 2018 Crozes-Hermitage was brought up all in used, larger oak barrels. It has a wonderful bouquet of black raspberries, spring flowers, and bouquet garni as well as medium body, a rounded, textured mouthfeel, good mid-palate density, and ripe tannins. It's a beautiful, elegant Crozes Hermitage to enjoy over the coming 7-8 years or so.

Located in the tiny village of Châteaubourg, Jean-Francois produces a terrific Condrieu, a Crozes-Hermitage, and a handful of top-notch Saint Joseph. As I commented last year, Jean-Francois previously worked at Domaine Durand but left in 2016 to create his own estate. This is an up and coming estate to keep on your radar.

  $30 1

Deep purple/plum-colored, the 2018 Crozes-Hermitage was brought up all in used, larger oak barrels. It has a wonderful bouquet of black raspberries, spring flowers, and bouquet garni as well as medium body, a rounded, textured mouthfeel, good mid-palate density, and ripe tannins. It's a beautiful, elegant Crozes Hermitage to enjoy over the coming 7-8 years or so.

Located in the tiny village of Châteaubourg, Jean-Francois produces a terrific Condrieu, a Crozes-Hermitage, and a handful of top-notch Saint Joseph. As I commented last year, Jean-Francois previously worked at Domaine Durand but left in 2016 to create his own estate. This is an up and coming estate to keep on your radar.

2018 Jacouton Jean-Francois Saint Joseph Chemin De Sainte Epine

The 2018 Saint Joseph Chemin De Sainte Epine is impressive. It has a deep, saturated purple color as well as powerful notes of blue fruits, crushed stone, truffle, and assorted peppery, meaty nuances. This medium to full-bodied, concentrated 2018 has moderate acidity, building tannins, and tons of minerality. Aged in 20% new French oak, it’s going to evolve nicely for over a decade.

Located in the tiny village of Châteaubourg, Jean-Francois produces a terrific Condrieu, a Crozes-Hermitage, and a handful of top-notch Saint Joseph. As I commented last year, Jean-Francois previously worked at Domaine Durand but left in 2016 to create his own estate. This is an up and coming estate to keep on your radar.

  $45 1

The 2018 Saint Joseph Chemin De Sainte Epine is impressive. It has a deep, saturated purple color as well as powerful notes of blue fruits, crushed stone, truffle, and assorted peppery, meaty nuances. This medium to full-bodied, concentrated 2018 has moderate acidity, building tannins, and tons of minerality. Aged in 20% new French oak, it’s going to evolve nicely for over a decade.

Located in the tiny village of Châteaubourg, Jean-Francois produces a terrific Condrieu, a Crozes-Hermitage, and a handful of top-notch Saint Joseph. As I commented last year, Jean-Francois previously worked at Domaine Durand but left in 2016 to create his own estate. This is an up and coming estate to keep on your radar.

2018 Jacouton Jean-Francois Saint Joseph Pierres D'Iserand

The 2018 Saint Joseph Pierres D'Iserand comes from older vines near Vion and was brought up in 20% new French oak. It's another beauty from Jacouton and offers a more rounded, supple, sexy style compared to the Chemin de Sainte Epine. Blackberries, graphite, camphor, and new leather notes all emerge from the glass, and it's medium-bodied, nicely concentrated, has ripe tannins, and a great finish. It should certainly be an outstanding wine. I first tasted the wines from Jacouton in 2015, and they've steadily increased in quality.

Located in the tiny village of Châteaubourg, Jean-Francois produces a terrific Condrieu, a Crozes-Hermitage, and a handful of top-notch Saint Joseph. As I commented last year, Jean-Francois previously worked at Domaine Durand but left in 2016 to create his own estate. This is an up and coming estate to keep on your radar.

  $40 1

The 2018 Saint Joseph Pierres D'Iserand comes from older vines near Vion and was brought up in 20% new French oak. It's another beauty from Jacouton and offers a more rounded, supple, sexy style compared to the Chemin de Sainte Epine. Blackberries, graphite, camphor, and new leather notes all emerge from the glass, and it's medium-bodied, nicely concentrated, has ripe tannins, and a great finish. It should certainly be an outstanding wine. I first tasted the wines from Jacouton in 2015, and they've steadily increased in quality.

Located in the tiny village of Châteaubourg, Jean-Francois produces a terrific Condrieu, a Crozes-Hermitage, and a handful of top-notch Saint Joseph. As I commented last year, Jean-Francois previously worked at Domaine Durand but left in 2016 to create his own estate. This is an up and coming estate to keep on your radar.

2017 Jacouton Jean-Francois Condrieu

Lightly colored, the 2017 Condrieu is a fresh, focused effort that still packs plenty of intensity and richness. With notes of spice citrus, orange blossom, and flower oil, it's nicely balanced, with a focused, clean texture and a great finish.

Located in the tiny village of Châteaubourg, Jean-Francois produces a terrific Condrieu, a Crozes-Hermitage, and a handful of top-notch Saint Joseph. As I commented last year, Jean-Francois previously worked at Domaine Durand but left in 2016 to create his own estate. This is an up and coming estate to keep on your radar.

  $40 2

Lightly colored, the 2017 Condrieu is a fresh, focused effort that still packs plenty of intensity and richness. With notes of spice citrus, orange blossom, and flower oil, it's nicely balanced, with a focused, clean texture and a great finish.

Located in the tiny village of Châteaubourg, Jean-Francois produces a terrific Condrieu, a Crozes-Hermitage, and a handful of top-notch Saint Joseph. As I commented last year, Jean-Francois previously worked at Domaine Durand but left in 2016 to create his own estate. This is an up and coming estate to keep on your radar.

2017 Jacouton Jean-Francois Saint Joseph Souvenirs D'Andre Blanc

A blend of equal parts Marsanne and Roussanne, the 2017 Saint Joseph Souvenirs D'Andre Blanc offers a clean yet vibrant bouquet of honeyed citrus, white currants, and mint, with a kiss of reductive-like minerality. Nicely textured and medium-bodied, it's well-balanced and capable of evolving for at least 4-6 years.

Located in the tiny village of Châteaubourg, Jean-Francois produces a terrific Condrieu, a Crozes-Hermitage, and a handful of top-notch Saint Joseph. As I commented last year, Jean-Francois previously worked at Domaine Durand but left in 2016 to create his own estate. This is an up and coming estate to keep on your radar.

  $40 2

A blend of equal parts Marsanne and Roussanne, the 2017 Saint Joseph Souvenirs D'Andre Blanc offers a clean yet vibrant bouquet of honeyed citrus, white currants, and mint, with a kiss of reductive-like minerality. Nicely textured and medium-bodied, it's well-balanced and capable of evolving for at least 4-6 years.

Located in the tiny village of Châteaubourg, Jean-Francois produces a terrific Condrieu, a Crozes-Hermitage, and a handful of top-notch Saint Joseph. As I commented last year, Jean-Francois previously worked at Domaine Durand but left in 2016 to create his own estate. This is an up and coming estate to keep on your radar.

2017 Jacouton Jean-Francois Saint Joseph Pierres D'Iserand

Aged in 20% new barrels, the 2017 Saint Joseph Pierres D'Iserand is a step up, offering slightly more purity of fruit and elegance. Brought up all in barrels, 20% being new, it has a juicy, lively, berry-fruited style as well as notes of spring flowers, orange blossom, and sappy herbs. It's not massive by any means, yet has terrific balance, a light, graceful texture, and polished tannins, all making for an already delicious, approachable Saint Joseph that should evolve nicely for 8-10 years.

Located in the tiny village of Châteaubourg, Jean-Francois produces a terrific Condrieu, a Crozes-Hermitage, and a handful of top-notch Saint Joseph. As I commented last year, Jean-Francois previously worked at Domaine Durand but left in 2016 to create his own estate. This is an up and coming estate to keep on your radar.

  $40 2

Aged in 20% new barrels, the 2017 Saint Joseph Pierres D'Iserand is a step up, offering slightly more purity of fruit and elegance. Brought up all in barrels, 20% being new, it has a juicy, lively, berry-fruited style as well as notes of spring flowers, orange blossom, and sappy herbs. It's not massive by any means, yet has terrific balance, a light, graceful texture, and polished tannins, all making for an already delicious, approachable Saint Joseph that should evolve nicely for 8-10 years.

Located in the tiny village of Châteaubourg, Jean-Francois produces a terrific Condrieu, a Crozes-Hermitage, and a handful of top-notch Saint Joseph. As I commented last year, Jean-Francois previously worked at Domaine Durand but left in 2016 to create his own estate. This is an up and coming estate to keep on your radar.

2017 Jacouton Jean-Francois Saint Joseph Sortilege

The 2017 Saint Joseph Sortilege is a spicy, mineral-laced red that comes all from granite soils and was brought up in a mix of tank and demi-muids. Its more ruby/purple hue is followed by notes of earthy cherry and currant fruits, ground herbs, pepper, and ample meatiness. With plenty of sweet fruit and medium-bodied richness on the palate as well as solid mid-palate depth, drink this classic, well-made wine over the coming 10-12 years.

Located in the tiny village of Châteaubourg, Jean-Francois produces a terrific Condrieu, a Crozes-Hermitage, and a handful of top-notch Saint Joseph. As I commented last year, Jean-Francois previously worked at Domaine Durand but left in 2016 to create his own estate. This is an up and coming estate to keep on your radar.

  $30 1

The 2017 Saint Joseph Sortilege is a spicy, mineral-laced red that comes all from granite soils and was brought up in a mix of tank and demi-muids. Its more ruby/purple hue is followed by notes of earthy cherry and currant fruits, ground herbs, pepper, and ample meatiness. With plenty of sweet fruit and medium-bodied richness on the palate as well as solid mid-palate depth, drink this classic, well-made wine over the coming 10-12 years.

Located in the tiny village of Châteaubourg, Jean-Francois produces a terrific Condrieu, a Crozes-Hermitage, and a handful of top-notch Saint Joseph. As I commented last year, Jean-Francois previously worked at Domaine Durand but left in 2016 to create his own estate. This is an up and coming estate to keep on your radar.

2017 Jacouton Jean-Francois Saint Joseph Chemin De Sainte Epine

Lastly, and brought up in 20% new oak, the 2017 Saint Joseph Chemin De Sainte Epine comes from a great vineyard located on the northern side of Tournon, which is mostly decomposed granite soils and a colder terroir. It offers a terrific sense of minerality as well as lots of black raspberry and mulberry fruits, notes of spiced meat and dried herbs, medium body, ripe tannins, and notable yet integrated acidity. It's the most complex and balanced of the releases from Jacouton and can be drunk today or cellared for over a decade.

Located in the tiny village of Châteaubourg, Jean-Francois produces a terrific Condrieu, a Crozes-Hermitage, and a handful of top-notch Saint Joseph. As I commented last year, Jean-Francois previously worked at Domaine Durand but left in 2016 to create his own estate. This is an up and coming estate to keep on your radar.

  $45 1

Lastly, and brought up in 20% new oak, the 2017 Saint Joseph Chemin De Sainte Epine comes from a great vineyard located on the northern side of Tournon, which is mostly decomposed granite soils and a colder terroir. It offers a terrific sense of minerality as well as lots of black raspberry and mulberry fruits, notes of spiced meat and dried herbs, medium body, ripe tannins, and notable yet integrated acidity. It's the most complex and balanced of the releases from Jacouton and can be drunk today or cellared for over a decade.

Located in the tiny village of Châteaubourg, Jean-Francois produces a terrific Condrieu, a Crozes-Hermitage, and a handful of top-notch Saint Joseph. As I commented last year, Jean-Francois previously worked at Domaine Durand but left in 2016 to create his own estate. This is an up and coming estate to keep on your radar.