Name: Mas Gabinele Faugeres Rarissime
Producer: Mas Gabinele
Varietal: Red Blend
The Wine Advocate: 93 points
"The 2012 Faugères Rarissime, it’s a smoking blend of 65% Syrah, 25% Grenache and 10% Mourvèdre that spent 16 months in 70% new French oak. It’s gorgeous on all account, offering up lots of bitter herbs, smoked black fruits, chocolate and tar. Full-bodied, voluptuous and seamless, it has a big core of tannin and acidity, and needs short term cellaring to round into form. Give it 2-3 years and enjoy bottles through 2024."