2019 Château Cap de Faugères Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux Wine Tasting Note


2019 Château Cap de Faugères  (Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux) 92

Dark in color, the wine exudes licorice, smoke, dark chocolate, black pit fruits and cherries. Full-bodied, lushly textured and with a hedonistic, fruit and chocolate filled finish, this will offer a lot of bang for the buck. The wine was made from blending 80% old vine Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. 91-93 Pts

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When to Drink Chateau Cap de Faugeres, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Chateau Cap de Faugeres is much better with at least 2-4 years of aging in good vintages. Young vintages can be decanted for 1 hour to 90 minutes. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume.

Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment. Chateau Cap de Faugeres offers its best drinking and should reach peak maturity between 4-15 years of age after the vintage.

Serving Chateau Cap de Faugeres with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips

Chateau Cap de Faugeres is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift.

Chateau Cap de Faugeres is best paired with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised and grilled dishes. Chateau Cap de Faugeres is also good when matched with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms and pasta.

Chateau Cap de Faugeres is a plush, lush, forward styled, modern Bordeaux wine which remains one of the top values from the Cotes de Bordeaux appellation.