Along the valley that traces the northern Rhône sits the appellation of St. Joseph and Domaine Faury is one of the region’s most well known producers. When Philippe Faury took over the domaine in 1979, the family was mostly selling wine locally. Over the years, Philippe expanded their holdings to over eleven hectares, and expanded sales internationally. In 2006 his son, Lionel, took over the helm at Domaine Faury, comfortably stepping into the role of vineyard and cellar manager to build off his father’s hard work and take the domaine to new heights.
Purple in color. 13% ABV. Soaring nose of red fruits, bacon fat, olive brine and flowers. Medium body with ample acidity. Soft, approachable and easy to drink. Black cherry, gamey meats, smoke and blood on the palate. Tremendous length on the finish. Delicious, well made Old World Syrah that is priced really well. Lots to like here. Best over the next 2-4 years.
My rating: 91 points.
This wine is imported by Kermit Lynch and readily available beyond that. Look for the 2018 version for around $35. I’ll be buying this as well as the Vieilles Vignes in the near future.