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Château Faugères Red Bordeaux Blend St. Émilion Grand Cru 2005

External Review by Premier Wine & Spirits:

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.

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

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
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
01/10/2013

Medium ruby-red. Black fruit aromas show an almost liqueur-like ripeness. Sweet and round in the mouth, with fruit-driven flavors of black cherry, currant and licorice. Lush and fat for the vintage. The ripe tannins reach the incisors, but thereandrsquo;s plenty of buffering mid-palate richness. This will be approachable early.


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

A wine of beautiful purity, symmetry, and grace, this complex, dark purple-colored 1998 reveals abundant quantities of black fruits infused with notions of new oak and graphite, medium to full body, sweet tannin, admirable elegance, and beautiful richness. Anticipated maturity: now-2015.


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.


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
05/18/2011

Shows dried blackberry on the nose, with hints of mineral and fresh herbs. Full-bodied, with a solid core of fruit and silky, chewy tannins. Cool, minerally and fruity, with excellent length. Very well made for the vintage. Best after 2013.


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