Blend of 55% Syrah, 26% Mourvedre and 19% Grenache. Black plum, dark fruit and some sweet oak spice aromas from the cork. Initially a rustic earthy nose that gives way to ripe blackberry, black cherry, and hints of floral and sweet oak spice. With air, lovely floral aromas really pop from the glass. Full-bodied on the palate with pretty floral, red and black fruits, and sweet oak spice flavours layered over earth. Slightly tart acids are fresh and juicy. Fine-grained tannins gain texture in the glass. Long, satisfying finish with hints of minerality. Tasted July/2016.
A very easy to like Faugeres. Maturing now, with soft raspberry/cherry fruit and hints of herbs. A bit of oak and acidity on the finish. Good match for simple bbq foods. For near term consumption. Tasted August 016.