2010 FAUGÈRES Domaine La Sarabande
|Grapes: Mourvèdre Grenache Syrah Carignan
||Origin: France, Languedoc-Roussillon
Lea & Sandeman review
Paul and Isla Gordon have fashioned some fantastic Faugères in only their second vintage. What most appeals is the closeness of the texture and the sheer exuberant freshness of the aromas, so that the touch of Carignan adds, as they put it 'intrigue' rather than coarseness. Brilliant example.
Other reviews and comments
Carignan, Mourvèdre, Syrah, Grenache. Sweet and appealing and fresh, with real structure. 2013-2017
Jancis Robinson MW OBE - www.JancisRobinson.com
A blend of 60% Grenache, 25% Carignan and 15% Syrah and Mourvèdre grapes sourced from our 'Mas de Lanus' and 'La Clavel' vineyards in Autignac. The wine has a deep rich ripe cherry appearance. The aromas are dominated by an elevated fruit character reminiscent of plums with a layer of wild herbs. The Carignan adds a forest floor character with wet earth and mushroom aromas. A proportion of the Carignan underwent malolactic fermentation in 500L French barriques. This adds a very slight intrigue to the aroma and a strength to the palate. The palate is packed with fruit but finishes with smooth tannins and a lingering aftertaste.
Grenache, Carignan, Mourvedre and Syrah. Round, spicy fruit and tannic streak. Mid-weight with good balance. Rosemary George MW Picks from the Languedoc. Decanter magazine March 2012.