Rarer Than Rare: 2016 Gonon Saint-Joseph Magnums

Posted by Ian McFadden

If you search for Gonon magnums in any vintage, anywhere in the world, you will find two listings.

I feel very fortunate to be able to offer magnums. However, I should frame your expectations from the outset. They are very limited. I wouldn't imagine offering these were it not a Sunday during a holiday weekend.

The 2016 Northern Rhônes have become an obsession of ours. They're so clear, concentrated and classically proportioned. In terms of recent vintages, the only comparisons that you can draw are 2010 and 2013.

Gonon’s signatures are a pure and clear profile with an intricate and detailed presentation of blackberries, olives, violets, spice and forest floor notes wrapped around a smoke-infused minerality. This is authentic Northern Rhône rendered with the utmost care.

The 2016 Saint-Joseph has a startling clarity and serious, finely detailed length. At this young stage, you get a vivid impression of how well composed and deep it is. It's very easy to imagine it aging beautifully.

Based on the painful rarity of these magnums, I expect them to disappear quickly. Gonon is one of the greats of the Northern Rhône and this Saint-Joseph has assumed cult status. Please give us your ideal order and we'll try our best.

To order, email offers@crushwineco.com or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Ian McFadden

Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits