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Château Faugères Red Bordeaux Blend St. Émilion Grand Cru 2005

External Review by Premier Wine & Spirits:

Bright medium ruby. Supperripe, porty aromas of blueberry, espresso and licorice. Deep, sexy and sweet, with ripe, densely packed flavors of crushed dark berries, licorice and spicy oak. Finishes with ripe, chewy tannins and sweet fruit. Not a subtle wine but offers a lot of flavor - not to mention considerable immediate appeal. (A second bottle of equal quality showed more perfumed lift to its blackberry, licorice and violet aromas and was distinctly less porty; the palate was a bit less weighty and more elegant.)

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External Reviews for Château Faugères Red Bordeaux Blend St. Émilion Grand Cru

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Bright medium ruby. Supperripe, porty aromas of blueberry, espresso and licorice. Deep, sexy and sweet, with ripe, densely packed flavors of crushed dark berries, licorice and spicy oak. Finishes with ripe, chewy tannins and sweet fruit. Not a subtle wine but offers a lot of flavor - not to mention considerable immediate appeal. (A second bottle of equal quality showed more perfumed lift to its blackberry, licorice and violet aromas and was distinctly less porty; the palate was a bit less weighty and more elegant.)


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

Just when you thought things couldnandrsquo;t get any better at this estate, the new proprietor, Silvio Denz, keeps building on the preexisting quality. Consultant Michel Rolland appears to have instituted an even stricter selection. The beautiful 2005 Faugandegrave;res offers a deep ruby/purple hue along with notes of creosote, black cherries, blueberries, crushed rocks, and acacia flowers. It is full-bodied and concentrated, with silky but substantial tannin, and good acidity.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Pure, sweet fruit marks this medium-bodied, attractive, well-balanced St.-Emilion. It offers abundant quantities of black cherry and currant fruit infused with toasty wood and mineral nuances. With sweet tannin and adequate acidity, it can be consumed now and over the next decade.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

A strong effort in a more challenging vintage, this dense ruby/purple-colored effort offers aromas of black fruits, smoke, licorice, minerals and acacia flowers. Rich and full, with low acidity, wonderful chewiness, and a soft, approachable, user-friendly style, it will be drinkable upon release, and last for a decade.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

A wonderfully deep nose of crushed berries, violets and mushrooms. Medium- to full-bodied, with polished tannins and a long finish. Well done.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

Dark in color, with intense aromas of blackberry, tar and mineral. Almost minty. Full-bodied, with loads of ripe fruit and vanilla bean character. Long and supercaressing. This racy wine has so much going on, yet itandrsquo;s subtle and sexy. Best after 2012.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

No review of this wine would be complete without mention of its tenacious proprietor Madame Corinne Guisez. In a recent Wine & Spirits article by Master of Wine Fiona Morrison, Guisez is one of three producers credited with the incredible surge of quality value wines coming from the woodsy and humbler neighbor of St.-Emilion, the Côtes de Castillon. The '99 Faugères reflects humble (price) strength with its dense dark garnet color and just a breeze of forest above black fruit aromas. Silky, rich mouthfeel, finesse, and a surge of spicy fruit through the finish. A well-built, muscular wine perfect for cellaring, but so well-balanced that you can enjoy it now.


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