LVT 2010 r 2010 wh This is a modern techniques domaine, that has always leaned towards new oak use. The best wines absorb the oak over time and are stylish, gaining a sense of place as they go. The top wine, Les Grandes Places, made from 1940s and 1960s Syrah on the schist of the northern zone, is the ace card. There is a fruity, fun Condrieu and very decent vin de pays Syrah.
LVT 2011 r 2009 wh Improving wines from a domaine whose vineyards are in the unusual position of containing a lot of limestone, in the very southern part of Saint-Joseph. These are cleanly made wines, and some could possess more soul at times: the spotless, modern vinification techniques can make the wines feel hands-off. The Saint-Joseph classic red is for drinking inside 7 years; the Les Royes red is very consistent, full of rich matter and can live over 10 years or more. There are always good whites - the Saint-Joseph Les Royes blanc, notably, is rich and well-founded, and can handle its oak. The trio of Cornas wines comes in the modern, clear-fruit Cornas style: La Sabarotte is marked by oily, lissom black fruits. They gain more local feel if aged for several years.
LVT 2011 r 2011 wh Really well-made, genuine wines from a promising young vigneron. The white well worth a look.
LVT 2011 r 2011 wh rosé Top class estate