Dark red. The nose is powerful and intense. Complex with dominant black fruit and delicate aromas of new wood.
94 Wine Spectator
"A not-shy version, with a dark licorice and warm ganache frame, melding wonderfully with the core of blackberry and fig confiture flavors. Best from 2016 through 2023."
93 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The first vintage bottled with the new label, the 2012 St Joseph Vignes des Hospices is already approachable and drinking beautifully. Its healthy ruby/purple color is followed by pretty, medium to full-bodied aromas and flavors of cassis, black raspberries, chocolate and spring flowers. Medium to full-bodied, forward, beautifully textured and even a touch sexy, it can be enjoyed anytime over the coming 10-15 years."