2018 Lionel Faury Saint Joseph Hedonism
100% Syrah (late 1970s-early 2000s), 80% destemmed, wild yeasts, 3-week vinification, pumping overs, cap punching by leg work, aged 600-litre oak casks 12-15 months.
“Bright, dark red colour; the bouquet gives floral, easy appeal, a soft aroma of black fruit, also licorice. The palate serves cherry, blueberry fruit with a little powder grain in the texture. It has the spine to keep it going, drinks soundly, is correct St Jo red.”
John Livingstone-Learmonth, drinkrhone.com