"The pure Marsanne 2016 Saint Joseph les Granits Blanc is one of the appellation's top white wines. Largely barrel fermented, it boasts scents of toasted grain but also bold tangerine and melon flavors. It's medium to full-bodied with a fabulously long, briny/zesty finish that balances the wine's ample weight."
93 points, Wine Advocate (December 2017)
"Vivid yellow-gold. Ripe honeydew melon, orange, buttered toast and a hint of smoky minerals on the intensely perfumed nose. A hint of leesiness emerges with air and carries onto the palate, complementing concentrated Meyer lemon, pear and toasted brioche flavors. Silky and focused on the impressively long, mineral-laced finish, which leaves candied orange and iodine notes behind."
94 points, Vinous (May 2018)
"Moving to the 2016s, the 2016 Saint Joseph Les Granits Blanc is beautiful, with lots of citrus blossom, crushed rock, tangerine, turmeric, and liquid rock-like minerality. With an almost Coche-Dury-like reductive quality, it hits the palate with medium to full-bodied richness, beautiful purity and freshness, nicely integrated acidity, and a great finish. This 100% Marsanne was brought up in 15% demi-muids and is a balanced, elegant effort to drink over the coming 10-15 years."
94 points, jebdunnuck.com (December 2018)
"100% Marsanne. Dry and fibrous and wonderfully fragrant – toasted almond, rich dairy ice-cream and pure pineapple fruit – with loads of intensity and drive on the finish. Gets very close to their Chante-Alouette in its quality."
17.5 points, jancisrobinson.com (Novemeber 2017)
M. Chapoutier is a renowned producer in the northern Rhône valley, producing a diverse array of benchmark wines from the region’s most prestigious appellations. The Chapoutier family has roots in the region dating from 1808; however it is under the current leadership of winemaker Michel Chapoutier that quality at the estate has soared. Since taking over the family firm, Michel Chapoutier has overseen the dramatic transformation of the estate’s vineyards to biodynamic practices. Winemaking philosophy has also changed significantly with a more sensitive oak regime now in place to allow the wine’s character to show through. The wines are also bottled unfined and unfiltered. M.Chapoutier is famous both for the "téte de cuvées" wines from old vine vineyards including La Mordorée and Hermitage La Pavillon and its range of rare Sélections Parcellaires; celebrated single-vineyard wines from the Northern Rhone’s most site, the Hill of Hermitage.