Domaine Léon Barral

Valinière Faugères Mourvedre Syrah

9.117 ratings
8.94 pro ratings
Faugères, Languedoc, Languedoc Roussillon, France
Mourvedre, Syrah
Lamb, Pasta, Beef, Chili & Hot Spicy, Hard Cheese, Potato, Mushrooms, Salami & Prosciutto, Pork, White Rice, Tomato-Based, Pungent Cheese, Venison, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Jay McInerney

Novelist, Wine Critic Town & Country, Expensive Wino & Gastronaut

9.3

Thanks to Kyle Reddington. . What a great wine. Like a Southern version of Allemand. Mourvèdre funkiness, southern richness but lots of focus.

Thanks to Kyle Reddington. . What a great wine. Like a Southern version of Allemand. Mourvèdre funkiness, southern richness but lots of focus.

1 person found it helpfulNov 13th, 2014
Jonas Mendoza

Black raspberry and sour cherry fruits mingle with game and garrigue flavors. Finely grained tannins with good length and not overwhelming alcohol on finish. A simply stunning Syrah/Mourvèdre blend from Faugeres.

Black raspberry and sour cherry fruits mingle with game and garrigue flavors. Finely grained tannins with good length and not overwhelming alcohol on finish. A simply stunning Syrah/Mourvèdre blend from Faugeres.

Jan 7th, 2016
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

7.5

Overwhelming sour acidity.

Overwhelming sour acidity.

Sep 23rd, 2015
Matt Perlman

Gorgeous wine...darker and more brooding than their carignan-based Faugeres, elegant and well-integrated tannic structure, tart black/purple fruits with leather and herbs to spare

Gorgeous wine...darker and more brooding than their carignan-based Faugeres, elegant and well-integrated tannic structure, tart black/purple fruits with leather and herbs to spare

Feb 16th, 2016
Adrien

2008 en 2015. Élégant comme tout pour un Languedoc qui se voudrait lourd par la mode du moment. Superbe.

2008 en 2015. Élégant comme tout pour un Languedoc qui se voudrait lourd par la mode du moment. Superbe.

Dec 16th, 2015
Michael Horkay

Old vine Mourvèdre and a dab of Syrah. Didoer is a master of biodynamic awesome wines that few have heard of. Aged 2years this is an amazing effort. No so2 added if you can believe it. This takes me back to southern France. Flavors be damned.

Old vine Mourvèdre and a dab of Syrah. Didoer is a master of biodynamic awesome wines that few have heard of. Aged 2years this is an amazing effort. No so2 added if you can believe it. This takes me back to southern France. Flavors be damned.

Sep 27th, 2015
Michael Meyer

Yum! With Moroccan beef and cous cous...more yum!!

Yum! With Moroccan beef and cous cous...more yum!!

Feb 19th, 2015
Cary Q Wines

Cary had this 6 years ago

Cary had this 6 years ago

Dec 9th, 2014
Herman Luk

Herman had this 6 years ago

Herman had this 6 years ago

Jul 19th, 2015
Igor Fuks

Igor had this 6 years ago

Igor had this 6 years ago

Apr 24th, 2015