Deep purple, spicy bouquet with exuberant notes of blackcurrant and juniper berries, effectively blended aromas of oak and dark chocolate, powerful body with velvety tannin, attractive concentration with sufficient acidity to create equilibrium; the fact that this wine is matured in French oak barrels is evident on the palate; well-structured finish.
The center of the Faugères vineyard is located at about 30 km north of the town of Béziers. The massive Black Mountains unfold likea wall of slate. Yields are not very high, but very concentrated, which gives the wine its finesse. Thierry Rodriguez has only 7 hectares of the best vines planted on Faugères' steep slopes. The grapes are sorted at Mas Gabinèle with such care that many remain intact. They then ferment in a carbonic acid mixture. 15 months of ageing in new barrels and very respectful manufacturing preserves the quality of the tannins and produces sublime quality wines.