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Bill St. John on La Bernardine: “diaphanous red fruit aromas”

From Bill St. John’s recent article on the wines of France, “Why France matters when it comes to wine”:

2010 M. Chapoutier Chateauneuf-du-Pape “La Bernardine”

The silky tannins are metaphor for all other elements in this wine: its diaphanous red fruit aromas, its juicy-smooth flavors and texture, its never-ending finish; from a never-fail producer in the Rhone.

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