bernard faurie, saint-joseph 2012
VINOUS
92

2012 bernard faurie, saint-joseph

Why We're Buying

Bernard Faurie, a fifth-generation winemaker, goes above and beyond to make investment-grade wine. He does everything by hand (or by foot when it comes to crushing.) The superhuman attention to detail is why his syrah continues to earn international recognition.

Critics Scores

VINOUS
92

Vinous

Deep ruby. Potent mineral-laced blackberry and cherry liqueur aromas are complicated by a suave floral nuance picking up a white pepper quality with air. Seamless and appealingly sweet offering energetic dark berry and spicecake flavors and a touch of smokiness. Closes lively and precise with slow-building tannins and a jolt of bitter cherry. This bottling always punches well above its weight and is very close in character and quality to Faurie's Hermitages. It also delivers superb value assuming that you can find it