Domaine Faury is most known for its gorgeous Cote Rotie, and for good reason, since it's one of the finest of the appellation. Their Saint-Joseph bottlings aren't too bad either! Actually, all their wines are amazing and remarkably consistent vintage after vintage. This 2015 St Joseph feels like the little brother to the Cote Rotie with the same family resemblance yet with a more youthful outlook. It is 100% Syrah from vines surrounding the winery and was fermented and aged for 12 months in large oak foudres in about 10% new casks. The nose offers pretty violet floral, dark plum and white pepper aromas which continue onto the medium-to-full bodied palate, all the way to the refined finish of good length and acidity. It's a really great bottle of Syrah from one of the northern Rhone's greatest estates - at a very nice price!