I find fat, berries, and stones in the 2013 Domaine Faury, La Gloriette, Saint-Joseph
I just tried, for the first time, the special 2013 Domaine Faury, La Gloriette, Saint-Joseph. Cuvee La Gloriette is the original old-vine Saint-Joseph cuvee of the Faury family. A traditional vinification in concrete vats with indigenous yeasts followed by oak aging results in a wine that entices you from the first sniff. To me this wine is all about a blend of fat covered red berries and stones. It drinks well after one to two hours of air but I suspect it will be even better next year. Produced from less than 1 hectare of vines there are only 400 cases of this wine available so be sure to snag some for your cellar or wine fridge while it is still available. You may find it at MacArthur Beverages.
2013 Domaine Faury, La Gloriette, Saint-Joseph – $35
This wine is 100% Syrah sourced largely from 40-60 year old vines on granite soils, fermented in concrete with indigenous yeasts then aged in oak. Alcohol 13%. The nose is engaging with aromas of fat draped red berries. There is a similar flavor in the mouth but more mineral. The flavors wind through the mouth becoming blacker and more stone infused until the end where some smoke comes out. The wine is in perfectly balanced and integrated at this point. ***(*) Now-2021.