Grape Variety: Syrah blend – 90% Syrah and 10% Viognier.
Geographic Appellation: Côte-Rôtie; Northern Rhône, France.
Price: $58.50 (with a 10% mixed case discount)
Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Paired With: Venison roulade with mushroom sauce, mashed potatoes and and grilled asparagus.
Opened one hour before drinking. Right at the line between clear and opaque, dark purple color with the same color rim. Strong peppery blackberry and blueberry aromas with noteworthy hints of Princess tree (Paulownia tomentosa) blossoms on a warm spring day. Robust, smooth, rich, full-medium body and a 150-grit texture. Hefty blackberry and current flavors with lots of peppery spice at mid-palate, fresh acidity, chewy tannins that all come together in a long, dry, explosive, mouth-puckering finish that goes on and on and ends with a smoky fruit, licorice and dusty mineral taste.
After a couple of months in California and drinking many local wines we decided to have a profound centering experience and had a solid Kermit Lynch Côte-Rôtie…and it did not disappoint. FANTASTIC mouth-feel and very excellent taste, a wine that really shined both with the mild venison and sipping alone. It was like “Old Home Week” and we loved it!!!
See also: All our reviews of Domaine Faury wines.
Alcohol Content: 13%
Closure: Natural cork.
UPC Code: 7 61503 64482 4
Imported by: Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant; Berkeley, California.