Domaine Faury / Saint-Joseph Rouge 2018 / 750mL
Geography: Rhône Valley, France
Appellation: Saint-Joseph AOP
Wine & Spirits - 91 points
Made from syrah off vines up to 76 years old, this is tight and stony, more about structure than any overt fruit. With hours in the glass, rays of cherry and red raspberry begin to shine through the earthiness, with stemmy notes adding a mouthwatering herbal edge. Though it’s built to last in the cellar, it’s approachable now if decanted—an elegant, restrained St-Joseph to elevate a grilled steak.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - 90 points
This features solid grip for the vintage, with a briary spine running through the core of plum, blackberry and dark cherry fruit. A charcoal hint hangs on the finish, leaving a lingering juicy feel.