Old-vine Syrah from Lionel Faury
The 2014 Domaine Faury, Vieilles Vignes, Saint Joseph is an enticing wine to drink after several hours of air. The core of dark fruit is salty, racy, speckled with stone notes, and coated with a bit of fat. It reacts to air in an understated manner which suggests it is best left to cellar for several more years. If you are tempted by curiosity then pick up a few bottles. This wine is available at MacArthur Beverages.
2014 Domaine Faury, Vieilles Vignes, Saint Joseph – $35
Imported by Kermit Lynch. This wine is 100% Syrah sourced from vines planted on granite soils between 1937 and 1976. The wine was aged for 15 months in oak demi-muids and barrels. Alcohol 13%. There is a core of clean, grapey purple and black fruit which takes on hints of cream before it becomes racy in the middle. With air the wine becomes salty and exhibits more attractive fat. The ripeness of the fruit gently builds as does a note of stones. **** Now – 2025.