Bottle Notes

2015 Domaine Faury St. Joseph – Bottle Notes

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.  

Crimson in color. 13% ABV. Savory nose of dark fruits, bacon fat and flowers. Medium body with medium acidity. There is an old world rusticity complemented by tart fruits. Plum, cherry, iodine and fatty meats on the palate. Tremendous length on the finish. Really good but I was left hoping for more. Best over the next several years.

My rating: 90 points.

This wine is imported by Kermit Lynch and readily available beyond that. Look for the 2020 version for around $35. I’ll be buying this as well as the Vieilles Vignes in the near future.

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