Faury St. Joseph Rouge 2018

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Wine Spectator 93 - Lovely anise and black tea notes leap forth here, quickly followed by enticing plum sauce and raspberry pâte de fruit flavors. A light brambly edge runs underneath the finish. Shows excellent range and vivacity throughout. Drink now through 2025.

Vintage 2015 in the northern Rhône gave a generous, full-throttle style of Syrah loaded with dense, ripe tannins. Lionel Faury beautifully captured the exceptional conditions: the pungent aroma of this inky-dark Saint Joseph betrays its deep, concentrated flavors the product of low yields of ripe Syrah in granite soils. Black olive, black fruit, and roasted spices soar from the glass, and yet the wine somehow graces the palate with a featherweight touch—that’s the Faury signature. The hedonistic richness of flavor flows seamlessly into an elegant, silky finish, perfect for smoky summer barbecues as well as warming comfort on a cool, foggy night.


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