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Faury Saint Joseph Rouge 2015

Synopsis, Our Opinion: OUTSTANDING Syrah…especially paired with goat stew.

Producer/Winery: Lionel Faury; Domaine Faury; Chavanay, France.

Grape Variety: Syrah.

Geographic Appellation: Saint Joseph; Northern Rhône, France.

Vintage: 2015

Price: $28.80 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Goat stew, roasted carrots, mashed potatoes, with Buche de Noel for dessert.

Tasting:

    Opened and decanted one hour before drinking. Opaque, dark purple color with a slightly lighter rim. Intense aromas of earthy plum, very ripe current and mixed mesophytic forest floor after a summer shower. Smooth entry, mid to full body and a slightly raspy texture; lots of spirited plum flavor with hints of playful spice, but SEDUCTIVE round edged structured tannins and a finish that ends tart, dusty and long. Potent wine from start to finish and ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC paired with the goat stew. Vicky said “this was a good wine to share under a toadstool with your favorite gnome”. We live in Kernersville, North Carolina (9-months of the year) and I’ll bet 100 to 1 that nobody in Kernersville had goat stew paired with a wine as good as this Faury Saint Joseph tonight!!! Enough said, this was OUTSTANDING Syrah…especially paired with goat stew.

Philippe Faury and his son Lionel
Photo from Kermit Lynch.

Comments: Learn more about the Domaine Faury and their wines.
See also: our review of Faury L’Art Zélé Syrah 2015 and Domaine Faury Syrah Vin de Pays des Collines Rhodaniennes 2012.

Alcohol Content: 13%

Closure: Natural cork.

UPC Code: 7 61503 64463 3

Imported by: Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant; Berkeley, California.