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2012 Domaine Faury Saint-Joseph Blanc

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90 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - March/April 2014

(50% marsanne and 50% roussanne; no new oak):  Green-tinged gold.  Vibrant, mineral-accented citrus and orchard fruits on the perfumed nose, with a sexy floral nuance adding complexity.  Shows impressive depth as well as energy to its ripe orange and yellow apple flavors.  The floral element returns on the zesty, sharply focused finish.  There's more than a hint of Condrieu to this wine, which Faury attributes to the granitic soils from which it's made.

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