Lyrides (rouge) (£28.50)
£171 — case of 6 bottles
Faugères Appellation d’Origine Protégée
Complex with notes of cocoa powder, ripe black fruit, sweet pepper and mocha, this predominantly Syrah cuvée has a rich, toasted touch. Its full, deep flavours come to a satisfyingly long and fresh finish.
Once we have carefully de-stemmed the grapes, we soak them for a full seven weeks until richly fruity. After fermentation, the wine is matured for 28 months in Burgundy oak barrels on lees, creating its delightful warmth.
Rosemary George MW: “The nose is quite firm and solid, and on the palate, there is a certain spiciness and a firm structure. There is concentrated elegance.”
Katherine Dart MW: "Cool and refreshing finish cleanses the palate - wonderfully long and gastronomic wine will shine with food and benefit from a while longer in bottle."