This is lovely with a classic peppery, feral, savory nose that recalls red fruits, tobacco, and a butchers shop. In the mouth the wine is still ver... Read more
TN: Philippe Faury Saint-Joseph Viellies Vignes 2005. $28; Morgan and York, Ann Arbor, MI; Kermit Lynch; Berkeley, CA. Now Morgan and York will be ... Read more
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Editorial Reviews for Philippe Faury St. Joseph
This is lovely with a classic peppery, feral, savory nose that recalls red fruits, tobacco, and a butchers shop. In the mouth the wine is still very young and disjointed with a lack of focus to the earthy, dried floral toned fruit. With air this gains a bit of complexity adding some spicy nuances and fills out a bit with a touch of drying tannin becoming more evident. Give this a year or two in the cellar before trying again. Not a blockbuster by any stretch but this is fairly classic old school Syrah in a lighter register. 2009- 2015 89pts.
TN: Philippe Faury Saint-Joseph Viellies Vignes 2005. $28; Morgan and York, Ann Arbor, MI; Kermit Lynch; Berkeley, CA. Now Morgan and York will be carrying most of the Lynch imports, the only such store besides Kermit's own that I know, and convenient to Piqua (only 180 miles).Purple to the edge but not quite opaque.This has a nearly Petite Sirah-like nose: Tar, cherries, blood, Pondicherry pepper, and incipient new-cured leather, smoke, dusty minerals, pine, and teases of violets--a huge, almost new-world like primary nose. There's a wood-like note that begins to emerge with air, and a nice vanilla-like sweetness. Beautifully polished surfaces and nice things going on underneath.On the palate the wine is medium-bodied and has some dexterity. The flavors are blood and orange peel-oriented, but confirming the above. The typical acidity in young Rhone wines, including this one, often hint of volatility but of course that's just an illusion and not reality. There are moderate and very ripe tannins here and currently a touch of metallicity associated with them. This wine is one that I'd give plenty of cellaring to--not because it's unpleasant, but because it shows so much promise. A wonderful introduction to M. Faury's style, which is to use little or no new oak for his wines--he prefers neutral oak or cement vats. All the fruit is here and so there's nothing to be lost by giving this some time.A fine combination of a forceful nose and palate with plenty of delicacy around the edges and on the finish. Great value.
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