The magus of Tournon, M Faurie is a quiet, softly-spoken individual. His garage-cum-cellar is a chaotic model of disorder and confusion and he often seems unsure as to which wines are located in which barrels. And yes, you have guessed it, all is rendered miraculously irrelevant by the alchemical processes that have actually produced the wines. Eschewing destemming, and favouring lengthy elevage, M Faurie, is certainly old school. The type of school, evidently, that everyone will fight to get into. Given the paucity of allocation, the fight may be a keen one in the great vintage of 2009.