Bottle Notes

2015 Domaine Faury St. Joseph Vieilles Vignes – 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.  

Purple in color. 13% ABV. Savory nose of dark fruits, olives, bacon fat and flowers. Medium to full bodied with perfect acidity and balance. Loads of rich, rustic fruits. Black cherry, blueberry, smoke and gamey meats on the palate. Tremendous length on the finish. Delicious wine that improved with time in the glass and was even better on day two. Best over the next 2-3 years.

My rating: 91 points.

This wine is imported by Kermit Lynch and readily available beyond that. Look for the 2021 version for around $50.

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