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Holy Faugères!

August 10, 2010

Domain Leon Barral, Faugeres 2007

Vivid, crystal clean, pure, vibrant and a beautiful 13% ABV. This is benchmark stuff. If I made wines in the Languedoc, drinking this would drive me crazy. It moves effortlessly from sweet red berry fruit – to lavender and thyme and finishes with the unmistakable communication of schiste. Light on its feet, a wine with agility. Like the Chateau Musar that beguiled me – this is a blend, but there is such a unity one-thing-ness at play here. Analysis is moot here – this is made to be enjoyed, and enjoyed it was with short-ribs and boiled potatoes.

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