Château Faugères - Saint-Emilion - Grand Cru

84 points - The Wine Advocate
92 points - The Wine Advocate
92 points - The Wine Advocate
92 points - The Wine Advocate
92 points - The Wine Advocate
Château Faugères - Saint-Emilion - Grand Cru - 2016 - 75cl - Onshore Cellars

Château Faugères - Saint-Emilion - Grand Cru

84 points - The Wine Advocate
92 points - The Wine Advocate
92 points - The Wine Advocate
92 points - The Wine Advocate
92 points - The Wine Advocate
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The 2019 Faugères is a full-bodied, brutally extracted wine that exhibits a somewhat lactic nose of rich black fruits, berry liqueur and new oak. Mouthpuckeringly tannic, it lacks charm or generosity despite its heady levels of ripeness.
The 2016 Faugères is composed of 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon aged in 50% new and 50% one-year-old barrels for 15 months. Deep garnet-purple coloured, it features baked blueberries, stewed black plums and black cherry compote with hints of spearmint, cigar box and new leather. The palate is medium to full-bodied and laced with black fruit and savoury layers with a chewy frame, finishing long with a fragrant earth lift.
The 2015 Faugères is a blend of 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon aged for 15 months in French oak, 50% new. Medium to deep garnet-purple in colour, it has a nose of baked plums, warm cherries, and black berries with touches of meat and fried spices. The full-bodied mouth is rich, opulent, and spicy with firm, velvety tannins and lovely freshness lifting the finish.
The 2014 Faugères still has bundles of red plum and juniper berry on the nose, if anything even more generous than when I tasted it a few months ago. The palate is medium bodied with fine tannin, superb structure and well judged acidity. It merges with more black fruit towards the finish and has palpable energy on the finish—still excellent.
The estate’s most abundant cuvee of about 5,000+ cases is the 2010 Faugères, a blend of 85% Merlot with the rest mostly Cabernet Franc and just a small quantity of Cabernet Sauvignon, all bottled unfined and unfiltered. Tiny yields of 22 hectolitres per hectare and a late harvest that went into the third week of October have resulted in a stunningly concentrated wine with notes of crushed rock, blue and dark red/black fruits, some camphor, incense and, for lack of a better description, a smell of acacia flowers. A sexy, opulent, and full-bodied wine that seems to have more in common with the 2009s than most 2010s, this wine can be drunk out of the gate, but will certainly hit its stride in 3-4 years and last for up to 15.
Type:
Red
Country:
France
Region:
Bordeaux
Appellation:
Saint-Emilion
Producer:
Château Faugères
Grapes/Blend:
Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc
Style:
Grand Cru
ABV:
14.5%

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Château Faugères

Château Faugères is a renowned wine producer located in the Saint-Émilion appellation of Bordeaux, France. The history of this estate dates back to the 1820s when it was...

Château Faugères is a renowned wine producer located in the Saint-Émilion appellation of Bordeaux, France. The history of this estate dates back to the 1820s when it was first established by the Guisez family. Over the years, the estate has changed hands several times, with each owner contributing to its growth and success.

Today, Château Faugères is owned by the Corre-Macquin family, who have been dedicated to producing high-quality wines that reflect the unique terroir of the region. The estate covers over 37 hectares of vineyards, which are planted with a variety of grape varieties, including Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon.

The style of production at Château Faugères is focused on traditional winemaking techniques, with a strong emphasis on sustainability and environmental responsibility. The grapes are hand-harvested and carefully sorted before being fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. The wine is then aged in oak barrels for up to 18 months, depending on the vintage.

The wines produced by Château Faugères are known for their elegance, complexity, and balance. They are characterized by their deep ruby color, intense aromas of black fruit, and subtle notes of spice and vanilla. On the palate, the wines are full-bodied and rich, with firm tannins and a long, lingering finish.

Château Faugères produces a range of wines, including its flagship wine, Château Faugères Grand Cru Classé, which is a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine is aged in oak barrels for 14-18 months and is known for its rich, complex flavors and aromas.

In addition to its Grand Cru Classé, Château Faugères also produces a second wine, called Peyrou, which is made from younger vines and is aged for 12-14 months in oak barrels. This wine is more approachable and fruit-forward than the Grand Cru Classé, but still maintains the elegance and complexity that is characteristic of Château Faugères wines.

Overall, Château Faugères is a producer that is dedicated to producing high-quality wines that reflect the unique terroir of the Saint-Émilion appellation. With its focus on traditional winemaking techniques and commitment to sustainability, it is no wonder that Château Faugères is a highly sought-after producer among wine enthusiasts and collectors alike.

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Bordeaux

Bordeaux, in the southwest of France, needs little introduction as one of the world's most famous, prestigious and prolific wine regions. The majority of Bordeaux wines (nearly 90...
Bordeaux, in the southwest of France, needs little introduction as one of the world's most famous, prestigious and prolific wine regions. The majority of Bordeaux wines (nearly 90 percent of production volume) are the dry, medium- and full-bodied red Bordeaux Blends that established its reputation.

The finest (and most expensive) of these are the wines from the great châteaux of the Haut-Médoc and the Right Bank appellations Saint-Émilion and Pomerol. The former is focused (at the top level) on Cabernet Sauvignon, the latter pair on on Merlot.

The legendary reds are complemented by high-quality white wines based on Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc. These range from dry whites to challenge the best from the Burgundy region (Pessac-Léognan is particularly renowned) to the sweet, botrytized nectars of Sauternes.
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Saint-Émilion

Saint-Emilion

Saint-Émilion is a wine appellation located in the Bordeaux region of France. It is known for producing some of the finest red wines in the world, with a...

Saint-Émilion is a wine appellation located in the Bordeaux region of France. It is known for producing some of the finest red wines in the world, with a history dating back to the Roman era.

The style of production in Saint-Émilion is heavily influenced by the region's unique terroir, which is characterized by limestone and clay soils. The grapes grown here are primarily Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon, with some Malbec and Petit Verdot also grown in smaller quantities.

The wines produced in Saint-Émilion are typically full-bodied and complex, with rich fruit flavors and a long, smooth finish. They are often described as having a velvety texture, with notes of blackberry, plum, and cherry, as well as hints of spice and oak.

One of the most notable features of Saint-Émilion wines is their aging potential. Many of the top wines from this appellation can be cellared for decades, developing even more complexity and depth over time.

The history of winemaking in Saint-Émilion dates back to the 8th century, when a monk named Emilion settled in the area and began producing wine. Over the centuries, the region's reputation for quality wine grew, and in 1955, Saint-Émilion was officially recognized as an appellation d'origine contrôlée (AOC).

Today, there are over 1,000 wine producers in Saint-Émilion, ranging from small family-owned estates to large commercial operations. Many of these producers are committed to sustainable and organic farming practices, ensuring that the region's unique terroir is preserved for future generations.

Overall, Saint-Émilion is a truly exceptional wine appellation, producing some of the finest red wines in the world. Whether you are a seasoned wine connoisseur or a casual enthusiast, a bottle of Saint-Émilion is sure to impress.

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